Olive Schreiner and the Progress of Feminism: Evolution, Gender, Empire

Olive Schreiner and the Progress of Feminism: Evolution, Gender, Empire
Author: Carolyn Burdett
Language English
Pages: 244
ISBN10: 0333615328
Genre: Uncategorized
Goodreads Rating: 4.50
ISBN13: 9780333615324
Published: March 21st 2001 by Palgrave Macmillan

Olive Schreiner and The Progress of Feminism explores two key areas: the debates taking place in England during the last two decades of the 19th century about the position of women and the volatile events of the 1890s in South Africa, which culminated in war between the British empire and the Boer republics in 1899. Through a detailed reading of fictional and non-fictional writing of one extraordinary woman, Olive Schreiner, the book traces the complex relations between gender and empire in a modern world.