This Broadview edition includes appendices that link the novel to histories of empire and colonialism, the emergence of the New Woman, and the conflicts between science and religion in the Victorian period.
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Despite the novel's arguably ground-breaking and revolutionary feminist politics, Schreiner's first full-length work has often been criticized for explicit racism and exclusionary tactics.
* This article was originally a paper read at the 2014 English Academy Conference. The novel follows the spiritual quests of Lyndall and Waldo, who each struggle against social constraints in their search for happiness and truth: Lyndall, against society’s expectations of women, and Waldo against stifling class conventions. GoodReads community and editorial reviews can be helpful for getting a wide range of opinions on various aspects of the book. Readers will value the extensive appendices, which allow us to see the novel not only as an innovative narrative but also as a key intervention in social, political, and religious debates that affected Britain and its empire. Olive Schreiner's The Story of an African Farm is well known for its feminist aspirations, particularly epitomized through its main female protagonist, Lyndall. Readers will also learn about the societal values of African villages, and the challenges that each character faces on a daily basis. A Note on the Text.
It clears the way . The farm grows coffee, although only part of its six thousand acres is used for agriculture. Olive Schreiner's The Story of an African Farm is well known for its feminist aspirations, particularly epitomized through its main female protagonist, Lyndall. Readers will gain a clear understanding of who the characters are in "The Story of an African Farm," including their ideologies. South Africa. The Story of an African Farm (1883) marks an early appearance in fiction of Victorian society’s emerging New Woman.