Gosta Berling’s Saga
Dimensions: 6 x 9 inches
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A second reprinting of Selma Lagerlöf
Selma Lagerlof (1858-1940) is one of Sweden’s best-loved storytellers. In 1909, she became the first woman-and first Swede-to win the Nobel Prize for Literature; later she was the first woman to be inducted into the Swedish Academy. Her writings possess keen psychological insight and address the perennial struggles and joys of human existence. They are among Sweden’s prized possessions and the treasures of world literature.
In a turn of events that bears the devil’s stamp, the grand Lady of Ekeby is turned out of her home, giving the twelve aging “Cavaliers” who live there one year’s run of the estate and its mines. The gallant, reckless acts of their young leader, Gosta Berling, send a “wild wave of adventure” up and down the shores of Sweden’s Lake Lofven. From ballrooms to snowdrifts, each person’s life is changed forever. Acclaimed the whole world over, these tales by Lagerlof present the awesome power of love to transform and perplex the soul.