Publication Date: 29/09/2009 ISBN: 9780143105909 Category:

The Saga of Gosta Berling

Selma Lagerlof, Paul Norlen, George C. Schoolfield

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publication Date: 29/09/2009 ISBN: 9780143105909 Category:
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One hundred years ago, Selma Lagerloef 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 Goesta 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 and assortment of eccentric veterans of the Napoleanic 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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Among [women novelists] of great talent or genius, none, in my opinion, is to be placed higher than Selma Lagerlof. -- Marguerite Yourcenar

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