Description - The Enchantment by Victoria Benedictsson
A mesmeric but little-known play by the woman who was a model for Miss Julie and Hedda Gabler. Paris in the 1880s. Louise Strandberg has fallen ill visiting her bohemian artist friends. An almost-famous French painter calls round and, somehow inevitably, she falls heavily under his spell. A year later, having run herself deep into debt on his account despite his coolness towards her, she-somehow also inevitably-kills herself.
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Author Biography - Victoria Benedictsson
Victoria Benedictsson was born in Sweden in 1850 and killed herself in a hotel room in Copenhagen 38 years later. Unhappily married at the age of 21 she had a long, unrequited affair with the critic and scholar, Georg Brandes. She is known chiefly for her novels, in which she depicted the inequality of marriage and the absence of rights for women.