Dreams by Olive SchreinerDreams by Olive Schreiner


byOlive Schreiner

Paperback | October 12, 2012

Pricing and Purchase Info


Earn 55 plum® points

Prices and offers may vary in store

Out of stock online

Not available in stores


This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1891 edition. Excerpt: ...hanging white and red dots, upon the mountain-sides, and the blue mountains rose up into the sky, and now stood out from it and now melted back again. The mountains seemed calling to me, but I knew there would never be a bridge built from them to me; never, never, never! I shaded my eyes with my hand and turned away. I could not bear to look at them. I walked through the ruined Chapel, and looked at the Christ in red carrying his cross, and the Blessed rubbed-out Bambino, and the Roman soldiers, and the folded hands, and the reed; and I went and sat down in the open porch upon a stone. At my feet was the small bay, with its white row of houses buried among the olive trees; the water broke in a long, thin, white line of foam along the shore; and I leaned my elbows on my knees. I was tired, very tired; tired with a tiredness that seemed older than the heat of the day and the shining of the sun on the bricks of the Roman road; and I lay my head upon my knees; I heard the breaking of the water on the rocks three hundred feet below, and the rustling of the wind among the olive trees and the ruined arches, and then I fell asleep there. I had a dream. A man cried up to God, and God sent down an angel to help him; and the angel came back and said, " I cannot help that man." God said, " How is it with him?" And the angel said, "He cries out continually that one has injured him; and he would forgive him and he cannot.". God said, "What have you done for him?" The angel said, "All. I took him by the hand, and I said, 'See, when other men speak ill of that man do you speak well of him; secretly, in ways he shall not know, serve him; if you have anything you value share it with him, so, serving him, you will at last come to feel possession in him, and...
Title:DreamsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:20 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.04 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217830072

ISBN - 13:9780217830072

Look for similar items by category: