Seven Gothic Tales
The Roads Round Pisa; The Old Chevalier; the Monkey; The Deluge at Norderney; The Supper at Elsinore; The Dreamers; The Poet
By (author) Isak Dinesen
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Seven Gothic Tales by Isak Dinesen
Book DescriptionRomantics, adventurers, sensualists, melancholics and dreamers inhabit the bizarre and exotic world conjured up in these seven intricately interwoven tales, whose settings range from Tuscany and Elsinore, to a dhow on its way from Lamu to Zanzibar. Proclaimed a masterpiece on its publication in 1934, this collection is shot through with themes of love and desire - from the maiden lady who now believes herself to have been the grand courtesan of her time, to the Count whose wife is so jealous that she cannot bear him to admire her jewels, and Lincoln Forsner, an Englishman whose search for a woman he met in a brothel leads him into many strange adventures.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780141187198
(198mm x 129mm x 21mm)
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date: 31-Oct-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Isak Dinesen
Out of Africa, Paperback (September 2011)
In 1914 the author arrived in Kenya with her husband to run a coffee-farm. Drawn to the exquisite beauty of Africa, she spent her happiest years there until the plantation failed. Offering a poignant farewell to her beloved farm, this title describes her friendships with the local people, and her dedication for the landscape and wildlife.
Necklace and the Pearls, Paperback (August 2008)
Presents two contrasting stories, one is a story of vanity, of two lives blighted by the loss of a diamond necklace, whilst the other is a story of love and fear.
Winter's Tales, Paperback (September 2001)» View all books by Isak Dinesen
Isak Dinesen was the pen-name of Karen Blixen, who was born in Rungsted, Denmark in 1885. After studying art, she married her cousin, Baron Bror Blixen-Finecke. Together they went to Kenya to manage a coffee plantation. After their divorce, she continued to run the plantation until a collapse in the coffee market forced her back to Denmark.
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Author Biography - Isak Dinesen
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. Although she had written occasional contributions to Danish periodicals since 1905 (under the nom de plume of Osceola), her real debut took place in 1934 with the publication of Seven Gothic Tales, written in English under her pen-name. Out of Africa (1937) is an autobiographical account of the years she spent in Kenya. Most of her subsequent books were published in English and Danish simultaneously, including Winter's Tales (1942) and The Angelic Avengers (1946), under the name of Pierre Andrezol. Among her other collections of stories are Last Tales (1957), Anecdotes of Destiny (1958), Shadows on the Grass (1960) and Ehrengard (1963). All of these books are published by Penguin. Baroness Blixen died in Rungsted in 1962.
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