676 pp., hardback, d.w., Pretoria, 2011
"Presented in the form of biographies on a number of men, women and families varying in status and race, 'Cape Lives of the Eighteenth Century' provides a vivid survey of the Cape of Good Hope at the end of the Dutch period, during a time of rapid and dramatic development and change for the colony." from inside the front dust wrapper
Karel Schoeman is a Research Fellow in the Department of History and a Research Fellow in the Department of Afrikaans and Dutch, German and French at the University of the Free State. He is the author of many works of fiction and non-fiction, both in English and Afrikaans.