Olive Schreiner

Olive Schreiner (shrī´nər), pseud. Ralph Iron, 1855–1920, South African author and feminist, b. Wittebergen Reserve, Cape Colony. After several years as a governess, she went to England in 1881, taking with her the manuscript of her famous novel, The Story of an African Farm (1883). The novel, which has been likened to Emily Brontë's Wuthering Heights, is an intense story of two children living in the African veldt; it was controversial because of its feminist and anti-Christian sentiments. Her later works included Dreams (1921), a collection of allegories; Women and Labour (1911); and a significant novel, unfinished, From Man to Man (1926). Her letters were edited (1924) by her husband, S. C. Cronwright-Schreiner, who also wrote her biography (1923, repr. 1973).

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Olive Schreiner: Selected full-text books and articles

The Story of an African Farm By Olive Schreiner; Joseph Bristow Oxford University, 1998
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"How Are These Things Related That Such Deep Union Should Exist between Them All?": The Textual Integrity of the Story of an African Farm By Voss, Tony Journal of Literary Studies, Vol. 27, No. 1, March 2011
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The Koodoo on Our Kar(r)oo: Reclaiming and Editing Our Literary Heritage By Gray, Stephen Journal of Literary Studies, Vol. 26, No. 2, June 2010
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FREE! Woman and Labor By Olive Schreiner Frederick A. Stokes, 1911 (5th edition)
FREE! Dream Life and Real Life: A Little African Story By Olive Schreiner Little, Brown & Company, 1909
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FREE! Trooper Peter Halket of Mashonaland By Olive Schreiner Roberts Bros., 1897
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Olive Schreiner in the New South Africa By Ruden, Sarah The Antioch Review, Vol. 57, No. 2, Spring 1999
Re-Imagining the 'Dark Continent' in Fin de Siècle Literature By Robbie McLaughlan Edinburgh University Press, 2012
Librarian's tip: Chap. 8 "Olive Schreiner"
My Other Self: The Letters of Olive Schreiner and Havelock Ellis, 1884-1920 By Havelock Ellis; Olive Schreiner; Yaffa Claire Draznin Peter Lang, 1992
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Shadows Lying across Her Pages: Epistolary Aspects of Reading 'The Eventful I' in Olive Schreiner's Letters By Stanley, Liz Journal of European Studies, June-September 2002
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