Schreiner, Olive,: The Story of An African Farm
Book Number: 0127264
Collins, London & Glasgow, No date. Softcover (Stiff Boards). Very Good Condition/Slipcase. Illustrator: Robb. Edition Unstated. preface by author, glossary and introduction by S. C. Cronwright-Schreiner (author's husband). Pale gray coloured end pages. Illustrated frontispiece and the drawings within the text have all been done by the artist 'Robb'. Green coloured textured cloth covered stiffened boards with gilt illustration in titles to the back strip. Green coloured tint to the top text block edge. There is a green coloured faux silk which is quite faded and the end is frayed. Plain textured slipcase – coloured gray. First published in 1883 under the pseudonym of Ralph Iorn, the book caused consternation and controversy in Victrian times, as it portrays, in a frank manner, free thought, transvestism, feminism, premarital sex and pregnancy out of wedlock. Set in South Africa in the middle part of the 19th century, the novel deals with three characters – Waldo, Em and Lyndall – living on the same farm, first as children and then as adults. The book is not narrative in style, but is used as a forum for the author's beliefs and philosophy. Rubbing of the book corners and of the back strip edges. Age toning of the text block edges and pages. Page 291 /292 has become crumpled. Gift inscription to the top right-hand corner of the free front end page. Some browning of the end pages. Rubbing and some shipping of all corners of the back strip and there is some signing also present. There is a stain to the lower left-hand corner of the rear panel and there are a couple of small splits to the edges. Size: 12mo (standard paperback). , V - XVI, 304 pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Robb. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Literature & Literary; 19th century; Women & Feminism. Inventory No: 0127264.