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The Treasure

Selma Lagerlöf

Book Overview: 

The Treasure is a fairly short Novel, both a Drama and a Ghost Story. The story is set in Bohuslaen on the West coast of Sweden in the middle of the 16th Century. Herr Arne, the old Parson in Solberga and all his household are brutally murdered, and his great Treasure stolen. The only survivor is Elsalill, the orphaned foster daughter. On her lies the burden to find out the murderers. She wants revenge, but falls in love with one of the murderers, who she must betray. Another important figure in the story is Torarin an old Fish hawker, who takes in Elsalill in his house after the murders, and Torarin’s dog, Grim, and also Elsalill’s dead foster sister.

Selma Lagerlöf was the first woman to be awarded the Nobel Prize in literature.

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Book Excerpt: 
. . .Elsalill. "There are so many who have heard that story."

"Yes," said the stranger, "but I did not know till now that any of
Herr Arne's household had escaped alive."

Then Elsalill told once more of the wild robbers' deed. She spoke of how the old serving-men had gathered about Herr Arne to protect him and how Herr Arne himself had snatched his sword from the wall and pressed upon the robbers, but they had overcome them all. And the old mistress had taken up her husband's sword and set upon the robbers, but they had only laughed at her and felled her to the floor with a billet of wood. And all the other women had crouched against the wall of the stove, but when the men were dead the robbers came and pulled them down and slew them. "The last they slew," said Elsalill, "was my dear foster sister. She begged for life so piteously, and two of them would have let her live; but the third said that all must die, and he t. . . Read More

Community Reviews

O Tesouro é o primeiro livro da autora Selma Lagerlof que leio. Já tinha nos meus planos ler esta escritora este ano, mas o livro escolhido não era este, mas sim o famoso “A Maravilhosa Viagem de Nils Holgersson Através da Suécia”. No entanto, mudei de ideias e decidi ler este pequeno conto.

Late one winter night, three barbaric foreigners enter Solberga parsonage and kill the old, well-to-do priest and his family and servants, and then haul away their valuables. Only one member of the household manages to hide herself and escape the massacre--Elsalill, a young orphan girl who had be...more

لك أن تتخيل عزيزي القارئ مدى السذاجة التي تحويها دفتي هذا الكتاب
تبدأ الرواية التي صدرت عام 1904 بالحديث عن بائع سمك متجول يدعى تورارين يأخذه عناء التعب للاستراحة في كنيسة مدينة بوسلين السويدية في بيت الكاهن "آرن" الذي يقوم مع زوجته بتربية فتاة يتيمة إلى جانب ابنة اخته "اليزاليل"
وفي العشاء يترائى...more

رواية جميلة وكلاسيكية بإمتياز من تأليف الروائية السويدية سلمى لاجرلوف الحائزة على جائزة نوبل للأداب لسنة 1909 وهو أول مؤلفة نسائية تحصل على هذه الجائزة القديرة..

تدور أحداث الرواية في أحدى البلدات النرويجية حيث تقع جريمة بشعة يسطو خلالها ثلاث أشقياء على منزل الكاهن آرن وقتله مع أسرته وثم سرقة الك...more

Selma Lagerlöf (1858 - 1940)

Uma história simples, ingénua até na forma como é contada, mas poderosa pelo dilema moral que encerra.

Aconselhável sobretudo a um público leitor mais jovem já que possui elementos susceptíveis de despoletar a "faísca" que os poderá manter nos domínios da leitura.

En kort liten spökhistoria om vad som utspelade sig efter att pastor Arne blev rån-mördad. Full av spöken, hämnd och moraliska dilemman.

Gótico escandinavo. Um conto a la Poe com todos os ingredientes clássicos.

Selma Lagerlöf knew how to mix a little bit of horror (in this case with ghosts) in the ordinary life of common people. Her writing always remind me traditional stories.
In this story Selma tells about a condemned treasury and all the people around it.

A dramatic tale of murder and theft, deceit and vengeance from beyond the grave. All crammed into this short little classic by Nobel Prize-winner Lagerlöf. In a sense it's almost a nordic variety of magic realism (in the best possible way). Our heroine narrowly escapes a gruefull death, must sacr...more

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