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Out of Africa (Modern Library of the World's Best Books)

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In this book, the author of Seven Gothic Tales gives a true account of her life on her plantation in Kenya. She tells with classic simplicity of the ways of the country and the natives: of the beauty of the Ngong Hills and coffee trees in blossom: of her guests, from the Prince of Wales to Knudsen, the old charcoal burner, who visited her: of primitive festivals: of big game that were her near neighbors--lions, rhinos, elephants, zebras, buffaloes--and of Lulu, the little gazelle who came to live with her, unbelievably ladylike and beautiful.

The Random House colophon made its debut in February 1927 on the cover of a little pamphlet called "Announcement Number One." Bennett Cerf and Donald Klopfer, the company's founders, had acquired the Modern Library from publishers Boni and Liveright two years earlier. One day, their friend the illustrator Rockwell Kent stopped by their office. Cerf later recalled, "Rockwell was sitting at my desk facing Donald, and we were talking about doing a few books on the side, when suddenly I got an inspiration and said, 'I've got the name for our publishing house. We just said we were go-ing to publish a few books on the side at random. Let's call it Random House.' Donald liked the idea, and Rockwell Kent said, 'That's a great name. I'll draw your trademark.' So, sitting at my desk, he took a piece of paper and in five minutes drew Random House, which has been our colophon ever since." Throughout the years, the mission of Random House has remained consistent: to publish books of the highest quality, at random. We are proud to continue this tradition today.

This edition is set from the first American edition of 1937 and commemorates the seventy-fifth anniversary of Random House.

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In describing her experiences managing a coffee plantation in Kenya, the author provides insight into the nature of African life.

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ISBN:
9780679600213
Author:
Dinesen, Isak
Publisher:
Modern Library
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Africa
Subject:
Social life and customs
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Women Authors
Subject:
Country life
Subject:
Customs & Traditions
Subject:
Travelers
Subject:
Kenya
Subject:
Dinesen, isak, 1885-1962
Subject:
Authors, Danish
Subject:
Authors, Danish -- 20th century -- Biography.
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Africa - General
Subject:
Kenya Description and travel.
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Biography - General
Subject:
TRAVEL / Africa
Subject:
africa;memoir;fiction;autobiography;kenya;non-fiction;biography;travel;literature;20th century;denmark;classic;classics;danish;novel;adventure;biographical;women;colonialism;history;danish literature;coffee;isak dinesen;movie;film;romance;east africa;farm
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Modern Library ed.
Edition Description:
Modern Library
Series:
Modern Library of the World's Best Books
Series Volume:
0000
Publication Date:
19920931
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
7.5 x 5 x 1.1 in 0.9125 lb

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