Nils Holgersson's Wonderful Journey Through Sweden: The Complete Volume

Nils Holgersson's Wonderful Journey Through Sweden: The Complete Volume

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Nils Holgersson's Wonderful Journey through Sweden (1906-07) is truly unique. Starting life as a commissioned school reader designed to present the geography of Sweden to nine-year-olds, it quickly won the international fame and popularity it still enjoys over a century later. The story of the naughty boy who climbs on the gander's back and is then carried the length of the country, learning both geography and good behaviour as he goes, has captivated adults and children alike, as well as inspiring film-makers and illustrators. The elegance of the present translation - the first full translation into English - is beautifully complemented by the illustrations specially created for the volume. Selma Lagerloef was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1909.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 684 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 36mm | 1,111g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 20 Black and White Illustrations
  • 1909408182
  • 9781909408180
  • 1,067,641

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'A new version of Selma Lagerloef's classic tale reveals a powerful, lyrical work for children and adults.' ... 'The personal is the geographical, the geographical becomes the personal, and Peter Graves' superb, attentively faithful new rendering of Selma Lagerloef's masterpiece makes us understand this truth afresh.' Paul Binding, The Times Literary Supplement
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