Last Tales

Last Tales

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These ornate, mysterious stories, written in Isak Dinesen's later years, range from a chilling gothic tale of sorcery and witchcraft, "The Caryatids", to a glittering, haunting depiction of an aristocratic family in 19th-century Denmark in "Copenhagen Season".
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Product details

  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 128 x 198 x 16mm | 235g
  • PENGUIN CLASSICS
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0141184957
  • 9780141184951

About Karen Blixen

Isak Dinesen was the pen-name of Karen Blixen, who was born in Rungsted, Denmark in 1885. After studying art at Copenhagen, Paris and Rome, she married her cousin, Baron Bror Blixen-Finecke, in 1914. Together they went to Kenya to manage a coffee plantation. After their divorce in 1921, she continued to run the plantation until a collapse in the coffee market forced her back to Denmark in 1931. Karen Blixen (17th April 1885 - 7th September 1962) was a Danish author who wrote in Danish, English and French, also known by the pen name Isak Dinesen. Blixen married her cousin Baron Bror Blixen-Finecke in 1914 and moved with him to Kenya where they set up a coffee plantation. They divorced in 1921 and Blixen remained in Kenya for another ten years recording her experiences in her best-known work Out of Africa. In 1931 Blixen returned to Denmark where she would live until her death in 1962.
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