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Isak Dinesen

Isak Dinesen

·4.01·49,088 Ratings
“ If your life's work can be accomplished in your lifetime, you're not thinking big enough. ” ― Wes Jackson
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  • Winter's Tales

    ·3.91·1,388 Ratings
    In Isak Dinesen's universe, the magical enchantment of the fairy tale and the moral resonance of myth coexist with an unflinching grasp of the most obscure human strengths and weaknesses. A despairing author abandons his wife, but in the course of a long
  • Last Tales

    ·4.11·322 Ratings
    Last Tales is a collection of twelve of the last tales that Isak Dinesen wrote before her death in 1962. They include seven tales from Albondocani, a projected novel that was never completed; "The Caryatids," an unfinished Gothic tale of a couple bedevile
  • Out of Africa / Shadows on the Grass

    ·4.24·8,690 Ratings
    Out of Africa tells the story of a farm that the narrator once had in Africa. The farm is located at the foot of the Ngong hills outside of Nairobi, in what is now Kenya. It sits at an altitude of six thousand feet. The farm grows coffee, although only pa
  • Ehrengard

    ·3.57·151 Ratings
    One of the last works completed by Isak Dinesen before her recent death, Ehrengard belongs to her Gothic Tales, in her own words "fairy tales with dark shadows". It is concerned – on one level – with the dynastic complications of a small but turbulent
  • Anecdotes of Destiny and Ehrengard

    ·3.95·502 Ratings
    In the classic "Babette's Feast," a mysterious Frenchwoman prepares a sumptuous feast for a gathering of religious ascetics and, in doing so, introduces them to the true essence of grace. In "The Immortal Story," a miserly old tea-trader living in Canton
  • Shadows on the Grass

    ·3.96·545 Ratings
    Isak Dinesen takes up the absorbing story of her life in Kenya begun in the unforgettable Out of Africa, which she published under the name of Karen Blixen. With warmth and humanity these four stories illuminate her love both for the African people, their
  • Babette's Feast and Other Anecdotes of Destiny

    ·4.04·902 Ratings
    Martine and Philippa are the daughters of a forceful priest of a Lutheran sect. Reared to deny all earthly pleasures, they live out their lives performing good work on behalf of the inhabitants of the tiny Scandinavian fishing village in which they reside
  • Seven Gothic Tales

    ·3.95·1,919 Ratings
    Originally published in 1934, Seven Gothic Tales, the first book by "one of the finest and most singular artists of our time" (The Atlantic), is a modern classic. Here are seven exquisite tales combining the keen psychological insight characteristic of th
  • The Norton Anthology of Literature by Women: The Traditions in English

    ·4.31·359 Ratings
    This edition has been expanded to extend coverage of the Renaissance, the 17th and 18th centuries, and the 20th century. The text also contains 11 complete works such as Oroonoko, Jane Eyre, The Ballad of the Sad Cafe, The Awakening and Caryl Churchill's
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