Out of Africa (Essential Penguin)

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9780140282610: Out of Africa (Essential Penguin)

Karen Blixen went to Kenya in 1914 to run a coffee farm; its failure in 1931 caused her to return to Denmark where she wrote this classic account of her experiences. "Out of Africa" is a celebration of her life there; her friendship with the various people of the area and her sympathetic response to the landscape and animals are drawn with warmth and unusual clarity. Although the book is pervaded by her sense of loss, Karen Blixen looks back with an unsentimental intelligence to portray a way of life that is now gone forever.

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The author went to Kenya in 1914 to run a coffee farm; its failure in 1931 caused her to return to Denmark. This book discusses her life there; her friendship with the various people of the area; and, her sympathetic response to the landscape and animals.

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A work of sincere power ... a fine lyrical study of life in East Africa (Harold Nicolson Daily Telegraph)

A compelling story of passion and a movingly poetic tribute to a lost land ( The Times)

With its lyrical and luminous picture of Kenya, it launched a million tourist trails ( Guardian)

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