NY: Robert Brothers, 1897. First US edition. 8vo, pp. 133 + adv. Bound in drab green cloth stamped in green and gilt. Uncut and unopened, a very good copy. Item #59118
Novelist, polemicist, feminist and pacifist, Schreiner (1855-1920) was born in South Africa. Schreiner worked against the racist government of South Africa, supported the suffragist movement and worked with women's trade unions. She disapproved of Emmeline Pankhurst's militant methods but wrote and worked for social justice throughout her life. Laura Chrisman: "Schreiner's Trooper Peter takes as its target ...the invention of Rhodesia by Cecil Rhodes and his British South African Company. The pursuit of very small gold mines fuelled a violent expropriation of Mashonaland and Matabeleland, which met with one of the largest African resistance movements."