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Invisible Links

Selma Lagerlöf

Book Overview: 

Invisible Links is a collection of short stories with an underlying theme about the links that influence and guide people’s actions and lives. The stories are often set in Lagerlöf’s Vaermland, but they also depict legends and history of Sweden, and some have connections to other works by Lagerlöf.

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

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Book Excerpt: 
. . .She must have meant that he was to wait for her there, so that she could find him to give him his punishment. The funeral was a greeting, a token. She wished him to wait for her there.

To his sick brain the low churchyard wall rose as high as a rampart. He stared despairingly at the frail trellis-gate; it was like the most solid door of oak. He was imprisoned. He could never get away, until she herself came up and brought him his punishment.

What she was going to do with him he did not know. Only one thing was distinct and clear; that he must wait here until she came for him. Perhaps she would take him with her into the grave; perhaps she would command him to throw himse. . . Read More

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Novellsamling, sammanplockad 1894, alltså några år efter debuten med Gösta Berlings saga. Det är hela 20 noveller (tror några lades till vid en senare utgåva), varav tre rör ett par kavaljerer sedan de lämnat majorskans flygel. Men i övrigt är det vitt skilda teman, ofta med en viss historisk lutnin

Ci sono dei fili invisibili che determinano la vita e le azioni dei personaggi di questi racconti. C’è un quadro che spinge un vecchio marinaio a sposarsi; l’amore per i figli morti da bambini, che accompagna le madri sostenendole per tutta l’esistenza; una strana capanna abitata da due vedove; una

A marvellous and charming collection of short stories by this Nobel Prize winning author.

An excellent collection of short stories told in Lagerlof's beautiful prose. Most of the stories are told in Lagerlof's unique style of writing that seem to be almost fables or fairy-tales. All of the stories are good but some are fantastic. The ones that stand out in my mind are "The legend of the

ENGLISH: 14 short stories by Selma Lagerlöf, written at the beginning of her career (she was 35), in a style that strongly reminds one of her style in Gösta Berling. At first I thought that "Mamsell Fredrika" was a summary of the author's life written many years later, but in fact it is one of her f

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