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Schreiner, Olive 1855-1920

Overview
Works: 454 works in 2,054 publications in 7 languages and 40,271 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Records and correspondence  Psychological fiction  Historical fiction  Drama  Religious fiction  Sources  Fictional autobiographies 
Roles: Author, Other, Correspondent
Classifications: PR9369.2.S37, 823
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The story of an African farm by Olive Schreiner( Book )

449 editions published between 1800 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 3,856 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The novel details the lives of three characters, first as children and then as adults – Waldo, Em and Lyndall – who live on a farm in the Karoo region of South Africa. The story is set in the middle- to late-19th century – the First Boer War is alluded to, but not mentioned by name
Woman and labor by Olive Schreiner( Book )

147 editions published between 1911 and 2014 in English and held by 1,512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Olive Schreiner (1855-1920), South African author and feminist, and friend of Havelock Ellis and Eleanor Marx, was one of the most important and challenging social commentators of her time. The ninth of twelve children, she lacked formal education and was taught by her mother. It was her 1883 novel Story of an African Farm that secured her reputation as an author and feminist, which her activities in England (1881-9) further consolidated. First published in 1911, this acclaimed feminist work, one of the most influential of the early twentieth century, established Schreiner's place in the Women's Movement. A reworking of an earlier manuscript destroyed during looting of her Johannesburg home by British soldiers, it considers how the role and position of women has been determined by the artificial constrictions of society. Schreiner ends the work with her vision of true equality between man and woman. This is the 1914 printing
Dreams by Olive Schreiner( Book )

223 editions published between 1888 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 1,064 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stories illustrating the author's spiritual view of life. For other editions, see Author Catalog
From man to man; or Perhaps only by Olive Schreiner( Book )

42 editions published between 1926 and 2015 in English and held by 583 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The story is about two white women, Rebekah and Bertie, sisters born into the racist and sexist society of mid-nineteenth South Africa. One sister remains in the Cape, marries and has children, the other becomes a kept woman and then a prostitute in London's East End. But, the novel asks, how far are marriage and prostitution really apart in a world where women are valued mainly for their bodies? From exploring white women's confinement to domesticity, the novel expands its gaze to include black women and girls, whose presence gradually informs Rebekah's struggle to re-create herself and educate her children (including her black foster-child) so that they may pursue a more humane and fulfilled destiny than was open to her generation. The new edition of From Man to Man, edited by Dorothy Driver, corrects the editorial and proofreading errors that marred previous editions. It also provides another ending, in Schreiner's own words, as told in a letter to a friend."--Back cover
Trooper Peter Halket of Mashonaland by Olive Schreiner( Book )

85 editions published between 1847 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 536 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This novel follows the story of Peter Halket, a simple soldier engaged in putting down a rebellion in Mashonaland, Zimbabwe. The novel was used by the author to attack Cecil Rhodes, the Prime Minister of the Cape Colony
An Olive Schreiner reader : writings on women and South Africa by Olive Schreiner( Book )

4 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A track to the water's edge; the Olive Schreiner reader by Olive Schreiner( Book )

3 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Undine by Olive Schreiner( Book )

24 editions published between 1928 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Undine is a semi-autobiographical novel about life in colonial South Africa. 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."--Goodreads
Dream life and real life : a little African story by Olive Schreiner( Book )

49 editions published between 1893 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This slim 1893 volume collects three short stories by Schreiner: Dream Life and Real Life: A Little African Story, The Woman's Rose, to which The Policy in Favour of Protection is added, in which Schreiner advocates for the strength and independence of women
Thoughts on South Africa by Olive Schreiner( Book )

23 editions published between 1923 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Articles, most revised and republished from various periodicals ; most concern Boer-English relations
Stories, dreams and allegories by Olive Schreiner( Book )

21 editions published between 1923 and 1924 in English and Undetermined and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The South African question by Olive Schreiner( Book )

13 editions published between 1899 and 2012 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Olive Schreiner by Cherry Clayton( Book )

4 editions published between 1983 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Schreiner's close relationships also led her to a deeper understanding of the effects of a hypocritical social code on women. Exploring the relationship between gender and imperialism, Clayton traces Schreiner's emerging feminism and discusses how the development of this ideal informed the author's opposition to colonialism. Although she was strongly critical of the colonial political system, Schreiner had a deep love for South Africa and found in her "intense responses to the landscape" a symbolic alternative to the oppressions of society. Clayton, herself a South African, brings to her readers this sense of place and of the beauty that it lends to Schreiner's work. Clayton examines each of Schreiner's major works, The Story of an African Farm, From Man to Man, and Women and Labour, as well her pamphlets and political writing, placing her discussion in the context of contemporary criticism. Throughout her study, the most thorough assessment of Schreiner's work to date, Clayton draws a vivid portrait of her subject, a lonely and heroic woman and artist, whose writings document a crucial moment in the history of colonial society
An English-South African's view of the situation : words in season by Olive Schreiner( Book )

24 editions published between 1899 and 2010 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The letters of Olive Schreiner, 1876-1920 by Olive Schreiner( Book )

13 editions published between 1924 and 1976 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The political situation by Olive Schreiner( Book )

17 editions published between 1896 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Woman and war, from "Woman and labor," by Olive Schreiner( Book )

10 editions published between 1911 and 1914 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three Dreams in a desert by Olive Schreiner( Book )

4 editions published between 1887 and 1889 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dreams : three works by Olive Schreiner( Book )

6 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Olive Schreiner; a selection by Olive Schreiner( Book )

10 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The story of an African farm
Alternative Names
Āliwa Sharīnara

Āliwa Sharīnara 1855-1920

Cronwright-Schreiner, Olive, 1855-1920

Crownright, Olive nom d'épouse

Iron Ralph

Iron, Ralph 1855-1920

Iron, Ralph pseud. de Olive Schreiner

Iron, Ralph Pseudonym von Olive Schreiner 1855-1920

Iron, Ralph pseudonyme

Olive Schreiner

Olive Schreiner escritora

Olive Schreiner scrittrice sudafricana

Olive Schreiner sørafrikansk skribent

Olive Schreiner südafrikanische Schriftstellerin

Olive Schreiner sydafrikansk författare

Olive Schreiner sydafrikansk skribent

Olive Schreiner Zuid-Afrikaans schrijfster

Olive Schreinerová

Ralph, Iron.

Schreiner, Olive Emilie Albertina.

Schreiner, Oliver 1855-1920

Sharīnara, Āliwa

Sharīnara, Āliwa 1855-1920

Sharinara, Aliwa Pseudonym von Olive Schreiner 1855-1920

Shrayner, Oliv, 1855-1920

Shreiner, Olive, 1855-1920

Shrēyner, Ō. 1855-1920

Краунрайт, Оливия, 1855-1920

Шрейнер, Оливия

שריינער, אליוו

שריינער, אליוו 1855־1920

שרײנער, אליװ 1855־1920

올리브 슈라이너

シュライナー, オリーヴ

シュライナー, オリーブ

シユライネル

Languages
English (1,205)

German (19)

French (12)

Dutch (3)

Chinese (2)

Japanese (2)

Armenian (1)

Covers
Woman and laborDreamsTrooper Peter Halket of MashonalandThe South African questionThe political situationDreams : three worksOlive Schreiner