Charlotte Loewenskoeld

Charlotte Loewenskoeld

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A curse rests on the Loewenskoeld family, as narrated in The Loewenskoeld Ring. Charlotte Loewenskoeld is the tale of the following generations, a story of psychological insight and social commentary, and of the complexities of a mother-son relationship. Charlotte is in love with Karl-Arthur - both have some Loewenskoeld blood. Their young love is ill fated; each goes on to marry another. How we make our life 'choices' and what evil forces can be at play around us is beautifully and ironically depicted by Selma Lagerloef, who was in her sixties when she wrote this tour de force with the lightest imaginable touch.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 290 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 15mm | 286g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1909408069
  • 9781909408067
  • 723,480

About Selma Lagerloef

Selma Lagerloef (1858-1940) was born on a farm in Varmland, trained as a teacher and became, in her life-time, Sweden's most widely translated author ever. Novels such as Goesta Berlings saga (1891; Goesta Berling's Saga) and Jerusalem (1901-02) helped regenerate Swedish literature, and the school reader, Nils Holgersson's Wonderful Journey through Sweden (1906-07), has achieved enduring international fame and popularity. Two very different trilogies, the Loewenskoeld trilogy (1925-28) and the Marbacka trilogy (1922-32), the latter often taken to be autobiographical, give some idea of the range and power of Lagerlof's writing. Several of her texts inspired innovative films, among them Herr Arnes pengar (Sir Arne's Treasure), directed by Mauritz Stiller (1919) and based on Herr Arnes penningar (1903; Lord Arne's Silver), and Koerkarlen (The Phantom Carriage), directed by Victor Sjoestroem (1921) and based on Lagerloef's Korkarlen (1912). She was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature, as the first woman ever, in 1909, and elected to the Swedish Academy, again as the first woman, in 1914. Having been able to buy back the farm of Marbacka, which her family had lost as the result of bankruptcy, Lagerloef spent the last three decades of her life combining her writing with the responsibilities for running a sizeable estate. Her work has been translated into close to 50 languages.
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