This early work by Olive Schreiner was originally published in 1901 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography. 'So Here Then are Dreams' is a collection of poetic short stories that deal with the fundamental issues of life, such as: freedom, justice, and love. Olive Emilie Albertina Schreiner was born on 24th March ...
This early work by Olive Schreiner was originally published in 1901 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography. 'So Here Then are Dreams' is a collection of poetic short stories that deal with the fundamental issues of life, such as: freedom, justice, and love. Olive Emilie Albertina Schreiner was born on 24th March 1855 at the Wesleyan Missionary Society station at Wittebergen in the Eastern Cape, near Herschel in South Africa. In 1880, Olive set sail for the United Kingdom with the goal of taking a position as a trainee nurse at the Royal Infirmary in Edinburgh in Scotland. Unfortunately ill-health prevented her from studying and she was forced to concede that writing would and could be her only work in life. In 1883, she produced her first published work The Story of an African Farm which she penned under the pseudonym Ralph Iron. This novel details the lives of three characters, first as children and then as adults, and caused significant controversy over its frank portrayal of freethought, feminism, premarital sex, and transvestitism. She became increasingly involved with the politics of the South Africa, leading her to make influential acquaintances such as Cecil John Rhodes, with whom she eventually became disillusioned and wrote a scathing allegory in his honour.
Fair. Text block intact and clean. Quarter leather binding nearly worn off spine. Binding separating behind TP. Covers are soiled and worn (through at corners). Your purchase benefits world-wide relief efforts of Mennonite Central Committee.
Very Good+ 4to-over 9¾"-12" Tal 107 pp; This is a great book with previous owner's name on ffep. An attractive book in tan cloth with paper title on spine, a solid binding, and a tight text. Schreiner's freethinking is on display here as she remains true to the spirit of Christianity but continues to develop her secular worldview albeit with some mystical elements.; Always Delivery Confirmation. 35 Years Fast Excellent Service. We Know How To Pack Books.
Very Good with no dust jacket. Light general wear with faint rubbing to the top of the leather spine. Corners slightly rubbed as well. Interior nice and clean. Overall a handsome copy.; 8vo; 107 pages.
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