"I had a farm in Africa, at the foot of the Ngong Hills": First Edition of Isak Dinesen’s Out Of Africa

  • Out of Africa.

Out of Africa.

$400.00

Item Number: 4635

New York: Random House, 1938.

First American edition. Octavo, original half cloth. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with a small area of restoration to the spine.

From 1914 to 1931, Danish aristocrat Baroness Karen Blixen owned and operated a coffee plantation in Kenya. After the plantation failed, she returned to Europe and began to write under the pen name Isak Dinesen. Out of Africa reads like a collection of stories in which she adheres to no strict chronology, gives no explanation of the facts of her life, and apologizes for nothing. Basis for the film bearing the same name, directed by Sydney Pollack, starring Robert Redford and Meryl Streep, which went on to win seven Academy Awards.

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