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Out of Africa a condensed version of the book

Isak Dinesen describes her respectful friendship with the Masai, Kikuyu and Somali natives who worked her land ... and the imposing permanence of the wild, high land itself.

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  • "Geraldine James reads Out of Africa"@en
  • "Julie Harris reads Out of Africa"@en

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  • "Isak Dinesen describes her respectful friendship with the Masai, Kikuyu and Somali natives who worked her land ... and the imposing permanence of the wild, high land itself."@en
  • "Memoirs of Baroness Karen Blixen of her life running a coffee plantation in Africa."@en
  • "In 1921 Baroness Karen Blixen found herself stranded by her divorce on a Kenyan mountain farm. Instead of returning to her native Denmark, the 35-year-old Blixen stayed on and ran the farm. In 1931 she was forced to return to Denmark, where she wrote of her life in Africa and published it under the pseudonym of Isak Dinesen."@en
  • "In this book, the author ... gives [an] 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."
  • "An account of life on a coffee plantation in Kenya."@en
  • "A woman who leaves Denmark for a coffee plantation in Nairobi falls in love with Africa and a British adventurer."

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  • "Biography"@en
  • "Biography"

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