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Schreiner, Olive 1855-1920

Overview
Works: 444 works in 2,054 publications in 9 languages and 42,027 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Novels  Psychological fiction  Autobiographical fiction  Historical fiction  Short stories  Religious fiction  Allegories 
Roles: Author, Other
Classifications: PR9369.2.S37, 823
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Most widely held works about Olive Schreiner
 
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The story of an African farm by Olive Schreiner( )

472 editions published between 1800 and 2018 in 6 languages and held by 8,213 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
Dreams by Olive Schreiner( )

241 editions published between 1888 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 3,453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stories illustrating the author's spiritual view of life. For other editions, see Author Catalog
Trooper Peter Halket of Mashonaland by Olive Schreiner( )

77 editions published between 1897 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 2,473 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
Dream life and real life : a little African story by Olive Schreiner( )

48 editions published between 1893 and 2016 in English and held by 2,120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pseudoniem van Olive Schreiner
Woman and labour by Olive Schreiner( )

35 editions published between 1911 and 2014 in English and Afrikaans and held by 1,937 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
Woman and labor by Olive Schreiner( Book )

114 editions published between 1911 and 2013 in English and held by 1,622 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This feminist classic represents a vivid and eloquently expressed effort to promote the rectification of inequalities of labor practices between men and women of the early 20th century. It carefully examines the social changes engendered by technological progress and advocates new and expanded roles for women
Dreams : three works by Olive Schreiner( )

6 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 1,208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From man to man, or, Perhaps only by Olive Schreiner( Book )

41 editions published between 1926 and 2015 in English and held by 613 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
An Olive Schreiner reader : writings on women and South Africa by Olive Schreiner( Book )

4 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 449 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 402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thoughts on South Africa by Olive Schreiner( Book )

24 editions published between 1923 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 318 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 )

26 editions published between 1923 and 1924 in English and Undetermined and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Undine by Olive Schreiner( Book )

22 editions published between 1928 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 202 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
Three Dreams in a desert by Olive Schreiner( )

7 editions published between 1887 and 1911 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The political situation by Olive Schreiner( )

15 editions published between 1896 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The South African question by Olive Schreiner( Book )

16 editions published between 1899 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An English-South African's view of the situation : words in season by Olive Schreiner( Book )

22 editions published between 1899 and 2010 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peter Halket im Mashonalande : [Klassiker] by Olive Schreiner( )

7 editions published between 1898 and 2017 in German and English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Olive Schreiner by Cherry Clayton( Book )

3 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 113 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
Woman and war, from "Woman and labor," by Olive Schreiner( Book )

14 editions published between 1911 and 2015 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Dreams : three works
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DreamsTrooper Peter Halket of MashonalandWoman and labourWoman and laborDreams : three worksThe political situationThe South African questionPeter Halket im Mashonalande : [Klassiker]
Alternative Names
Āliwa Sharīnara, 1855-1920

Cronwright-Schreiner, Olive, 1855-1920

Iron, Ralph

Iron, Ralph 1855-1920

Iron, Ralph pseud. de Olive Schreiner

Iron, Ralph pseudonyme

Sharīnara, Āliwa, 1855-1920

Shrēyner, Ō., 1855-1920

Краунрайт, Оливия, 1855-1920

שכרינר, אוליב, 1855-1920

שריינער, אליוו, 1855־1920

שרײנער, אליװ, 1855־1920

Languages
English (1,213)

German (21)

French (13)

Yiddish (10)

Dutch (4)

Chinese (2)

Japanese (2)

Afrikaans (2)

Armenian (1)