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Description - Babette's Feast and Other Stories by Isak Dinesen

These five rich, witty and magical stories from the author of Out of Africa include one of her most well-known tales, 'Babette's Feast', which was made into the classic film. It tells the story of a French cook working in a puritanical Norwegian community, who treats her employers to the decadent feast of a lifetime. There is also a real-life Prospero and his Ariel in 'Tempests', a mysterious pearl-fisher in 'The Diver' and a brief, tragic encounter in 'The Ring'. All the stories have a mystic, fairy-tale quality, linked by themes of angels, the sea, dreams and fate. They were among the last to be written by Isak Dinesen, and show her as a master of short fiction.
'Immensely satisfying . . . splendid imaginative creations, the work of a writer of stature.' The Times Literary Supplement
'Acutely perceptive, often mysterious stories.' Sunday Telegraph

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780141393766
ISBN-10: 0141393769
Format: Paperback / softback
(198mm x 129mm x 15mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date: 7-Nov-2013
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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