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The Saga of Gösta Berling - Selma Lagerlöf, Paul Norlen, George C. Schoolfield
The Saga of Gösta Berling
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A Swedish Gone with the Wind by the first woman to win the Nobel Prize in Literature—published here in the first new English translation in more than 100 yearsOne hundred years ago, Selma Lagerlöf became the first woman to win the Nobel Prize in Literature. She assured her place in Swedish... show more
A Swedish Gone with the Wind by the first woman to win the Nobel Prize in Literature—published here in the first new English translation in more than 100 yearsOne hundred years ago, Selma Lagerlöf became the first woman to win the Nobel Prize in Literature. She assured her place in Swedish letters with this sweeping historical epic, her first and best-loved novel, and the basis for the 1924 silent film of the same name that launched Greta Garbo to stardom. Set in 1820s Sweden, it tells the story of a defrocked minister named Gösta Berling. After his appetite for alcohol and previous indiscretions end his career, Berling finds a home at Ekeby, an ironworks estate owned by Margareta Celsing, the “Majoress,” that also houses an assortment of eccentric veterans of the Napoleonic Wars. Berling’s defiant and poetic spirit proves magnetic to a string of women, who fall under his spell against the backdrop of political intrigue at Margareta’s estate and the magnificent wintry beauty of rural Sweden.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780143105909 (0143105906)
ASIN: 143105906
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Pages no: 434
Edition language: English
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Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it
3.5 Gösta Berling's Saga by Selma Lagerlöf
bookshelves: nobel-laureate, sweden, lit-richer, published-1891, spring-2015, film-only, debut, teh-demon-booze Read from February 05 to March 07, 2015 Description: The eponymous hero, a country pastor whose appetite for alcohol and indiscretions ends his career, falls in with a dozen vagrant S...
Manny Rayner's book reviews
Manny Rayner's book reviews rated it
4.0
Larger-than-life Swedish epic, with some great images. Not sure how well her beautiful poetic Swedish translates though - maybe this is why the book is virtually unknown in English.
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