Beautiful first printing of the American edition of this evocative memoir of the author's experiences in Kenya.
Near fine in like jacket.
"You know you are truly alive when you're living among lions."
Written after her return to Denmark in 1931, but not published until 1937 following the success of her first book (SEVEN GOTHIC TALES), OUT OF AFRICA tells the story of Dinesen's doomed Kenyan farm, a coffee plantation she managed beginning in 1914. While no discussion of OUT OF AFRICA is complete without examining its function as a colonialist narrative, the book's exquisite English prose (from a Danish author) and decidedly feminist narrative remain noteworthy. A lovely copy of her best-known work, successfully adapted into the Oscar award-winning film starring Robert Redford and Meryl Streep, rarely found in this condition.
New York: Random House, (1938). 8" x 5.35". Original publisher's quarter black gilt cloth over orange pictorial cloth (showing a large land bird). In original dust jacket ($2.75). Green topstain. 389 pages. Minute rubbing to jacket. Small closed tear to lower corner of rear panel. Endpapers with faint offsetting. Overall, sharp and bright.
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