The Saga of Gösta Berling

The Saga of Gösta Berling - Penguin Classics

Paperback (06 Jan 2011)

Save $0.21

  • $13.86
  • $13.65
Add to basket

Includes delivery to USA

2 copies available online - Usually dispatched within 48 hours

Other sellers available

Synopsis

One hundred years ago, Selma Lagerlöf became the first woman to win the Nobel Prize in Literature. She assured her place in Swedish letters with this sweeping historical epic, her first and best-loved novel, and the basis for the 1924 silent film of the same name that launched Greta Garbo to stardom. Set in 1820s Sweden, it tells the story of a defrocked minister named Gösta Berling. After his appetite for alcohol and previous indiscretions end his career, Berling finds a home at Ekeby, an ironworks estate owned by Margareta Celsing, the "Majoress," that also houses and assortment of eccentric veterans of the Napoleanic Wars. Berling's defiant and poetic spirit proves magnetic to a string of women, who fall under his spell against the backdrop of political intrigue at Margareta's estate and the magnificent wintry beauty of rural Sweden.

Book information

ISBN: 9780143105909
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Pub date:
DEWEY: 839.736
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 399
Weight: 342g
Height: 196mm
Width: 129mm
Spine width: 18mm