Collier's New Encyclopedia (1921)/Schreiner, Olive

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SCHREINER, OLIVE, a South African novelist; born in Basutoland, 1863. She is the daughter of a Lutheran minister, and was married in 1890 to Mr. Cronwright, an Englishman of the colony. She published her first and most noted book, “The Story of an African Farm,” under the pseudonym “Ralph Iron,” at the age of 20; “Dreams” (1890); “Dream Life and Real Life” (1893); “Trooper Peter Halket” (1897); “An English South African's View of the Situation” (1899); “Women and Labour” (1911); etc. She died in 1920.