Out of Africa ; and, Shadows on the grass: and Shadows on the Grass

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Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best nonfiction books of all time 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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With classic simplicity and a painter's feeling for atmosphere and detail, Isak Dinesen tells of the years she spent from 1914 to 1931 managing a coffee plantation in Kenya.

From the Trade Paperback edition.

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subject_facet Authors, Danish -- 20th century -- Biography, Country life -- Kenya, Dinesen, Isak, -- 1885-1962 -- Homes and haunts -- Kenya, Electronic books, Kenya -- Description and travel, Kenya -- Social life and customs, Kenya -- Social life and customs -- 1895-1963, Women -- BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
title_display Out of Africa ; and, Shadows on the grass
title_full Out of Africa ; and, Shadows on the grass / Isak Dinesen, Out of Africa and Shadows on the Grass, Out of Africa and Shadows on the Grass [eBook] Dinesen, Isak.
title_short Out of Africa ; and, Shadows on the grass
title_sub and Shadows on the Grass
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