The Stockholm Octavo the Stockholm Octavo
One man’s fortune holds the key to a nation’s fate in this sensational debut novel set in 18th-century Sweden.The Stockholm Octavo by Karen Engelmann transports readers to a colorful Scandinavian world of intrigue and magic in a dazzling golden age of high art, music, and opulent fashion.A... show more
One man’s fortune holds the key to a nation’s fate in this sensational debut novel set in 18th-century Sweden.The Stockholm Octavo by Karen Engelmann transports readers to a colorful Scandinavian world of intrigue and magic in a dazzling golden age of high art, music, and opulent fashion.A masterwork of historical fiction in the vein of Patrick Suskind’s classic novel, Perfume, Karen Engelmann’s The Stockholm Octavo is mysterious and romantic—as magical and enthralling as The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern—and features a brilliant and unforgettable cast of extraordinary characters.
Publish date: August 6th 2013
Publisher: Ecco Press
Pages no: 432
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, Book Club
, Adult Fiction
, Historical Fiction
, Scandinavian Literature
, Swedish Literature
Strange, but enjoyable book.
The idea of the book is better than the execution. As always I liked the Tarot card-like symbolism as well as the mentions of the French revolution. The main character Emil Larsson seems shallow at first, but he becomes more sympathetic and his earnestness shines through as the story progresses. The...
bookshelves: paper-read, historical-fiction, sweden, gambling, bedside, autumn-2013, stockholm, paris, spies, published-2012, amusing, france, summer-2013 Recommended to ☯Bettie☯ by: Jeanette (jema) Read from August 13 to September 07, 2013 Dedication: For ErikFrench/Swedish timelines 1770-1792O...
Karen Engelmann’s The Stockholm Octavo was one of those books I pulled off a Barnes & Noble shelf at random because the cover art and the title caught my eye. The description was similarly intriguing and because I tend to have a good instinct about books, I bought it. Then it sat on my shelf for t...
Dedication: For ErikFrench/Swedish timelines 1770-1792Opening:Arte et Marte(Art and War); Inscription over the entrance to Riddarhuset - The House of Nobles - in StockholmChapter One: Stockholm 1789Stockholm is called the Venice of the North, and with good reason. Travellers claim that it is just a...