At a glance:
- Author: Olive Schreiner
- First Published: 1883
- Type of Work: Novel
- Type of Plot: Social realism
- Time of Work: 1880’s
- Setting: South Africa
- Genres: Long fiction, Social realism, Novel
- Subjects: Maturation or coming of age, Family or family life, Africa or Africans, Power, personal or social, Nineteenth century, Marriage, Farms, farmers, or farming, Death or dying, South Africa or South Africans, Tutors or tutoring
- Locales: Africa, South Africa
Tant’ Sannie, a simple, slow, Boer farm woman whom an Englishman marries just before his death so that there will be someone left to care for his daughter and her cousin. She ignores his request to educate the girls because she considers education unnecessary. After the children grow up, she marries a neighboring widower.
Lyndall, Tant’ Sannie’s stepdaughter, a serious, studious girl. She goes to the city, where her unconventional ideas and conduct lead to her ruin. She lives with a man but, scorning...
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