The Encyclopedia Americana (1920)/Schreiner, Olive

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The Encyclopedia Americana
Schreiner, Olive
Edition of 1920. See also Olive Schreiner on Wikipedia, and the disclaimer.

SCHREINER, shrīnēr, Olive (better known by name of Olive Schreiner Cronwright), pseudonym “Ralph Iron,” South African author: b. Basutoland, about 1860. In 1883 appeared “Ralph Iron's” first work, ‘The Story of an African Farm,’ a book of much interest with simple yet forceful pictures, from the Boer country. Further publications are ‘Dreams’ (5th ed., 1893); ‘Dream Life and Real Life’ (1893); ‘Trooper Peter Halket of Mashonaland’ (1897); and ‘An English South African's View of the Situation’ (1899); a critique on the Transvaal difficulty from the pro-Boer position. She was married in 1894 to S. C. Cronwright with whom she published ‘The Political Situation’ (1895).