Monday, June 1, 2009

Based on the Book

This weeks based on the book is Out of Africa by Isak Dinesen, which was made into a movie in 1985 and stars Maryl Streep and Robert Redford. Both the novel and the movie are available in our collection.

In this book, the author 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.

Here is the original trailer

No comments: