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Schreiner, Olive 1855-1920

Overview
Works: 505 works in 2,133 publications in 10 languages and 42,505 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Novels  Historical fiction  Psychological fiction  Autobiographical fiction  Short stories  Drama  Allegories 
Roles: Author, Other, Creator
Classifications: PR9369.2.S37, 823
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Most widely held works about Olive Schreiner
 
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Most widely held works by Olive Schreiner
The story of an African farm by Ralph Iron( )

471 editions published between 1800 and 2018 in 7 languages and held by 8,218 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( )

235 editions published between 1888 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 3,065 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stories illustrating the author's spiritual view of life
Trooper Peter Halket of Mashonaland by Olive Schreiner( )

78 editions published between 1897 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 2,492 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
Woman and labour by Olive Schreiner( )

90 editions published between 1911 and 2019 in English and Afrikaans and held by 2,392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An early 20th-century feminist credo on the role of women throughout history and how to attain gender equality through labor and training
Dream life and real life : a little African story by Olive Schreiner( )

45 editions published between 1893 and 2016 in English and held by 2,112 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
Dreams : three works by Olive Schreiner( )

6 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 1,217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Woman and labor by Olive Schreiner( Book )

56 editions published between 1911 and 2011 in English and held by 1,129 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
From man to man, or, Perhaps only by Olive Schreiner( Book )

33 editions published between 1926 and 2015 in English and held by 598 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 441 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 401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dreams by Elisabeth Jay( )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Olive (Emilia Albertina) Schreiner, Mrs. Cronwright (also wrote as: Ralph Iron) (1855-1920) was a South African author, pacifist and political activist. In 1867 she moved to Cradock with her older brother. When her brother left Cradock, Olive chose to become a governess. She accepted posts as a governess at a number of farms, most notably the Fouchés who provided inspiration for certain aspects of The Story of an African Farm (1883), published under the pseudonym Ralph Iron, as well as a small collection of stories and allegories called Dream Life and Real Life: A Little African Story (1893)
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 )

23 editions published between 1923 and 1924 in English and Undetermined and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Undine by Olive Schreiner( Book )

20 editions published between 1928 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This early work by Olive Schreiner was originally published in 1929 ... '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. In 1883, she produced her first published work The Story of an African Farm which she penned under the pseudonym Ralph Iron."--Provided by publsher
Three Dreams in a desert by Olive Schreiner( )

8 editions published between 1887 and 1911 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The political situation by Olive Schreiner( )

14 editions published between 1896 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The South African question by Olive Schreiner( Book )

16 editions published between 1899 and 2017 in English 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 2017 in English and held by 136 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 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Olive Schreiner by Cherry Clayton( Book )

3 editions published between 1968 and 1983 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
 
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Dreams : three works
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DreamsTrooper Peter Halket of MashonalandWoman and labourDreams : three worksWoman and laborThe 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

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