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Look Inside. Originally published in , 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 the modern short story with the haunting mystery of the nineteenth-century Gothic tale, in the tradition of writers such as Goethe, Hoffmann, and Poe. After her marriage in to Baren Bror Blixen, she and her husband lived in British East Africa, where they owned a coffee plantation.
She divorced from her… More about Isak Dinesen. Add to Cart. Also available from:. Available from:. Paperback —. About Seven Gothic Tales Originally published in , Seven Gothic Tales, the first book by "one of the finest and most singular artists of our time" The Atlantic , is a modern classic. Also in Vintage International. Also by Isak Dinesen. Product Details. Inspired by Your Browsing History. Praise "These tales are a modern refinement of German romanticism.
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FP now includes eBooks in its collection. Book Details. The collection, consisting of stories set mostly in the nineteenth century are concerned with aristocracy; breeding and legitimacy; and self-delusion; and combine romantic and supernatural elements with subtle narrative irony. Limit the size to characters.
'SEVEN GOTHIC TALES': THE DIVINE SWANK OF ISAK DINESEN
Although Dinesen was Danish, she wrote most of her fiction in English. The collection was instantly popular when it was first published in in America. The edition shown here was published in England in the same year by Putnam, who had initially turned down the work. The frontispiece illustration by Rex Whistler features Gothic architecture and a dramatic, sublime landscape of mountains, a waterfall and castle. Resembling the complex structure of One Thousand and One Nights , the seven tales contain further inset stories, all woven together by an anonymous narrator. All of the tales are set over years ago in the 19th century and revolve around mysterious, bizarre or supernatural events that explore questions of philosophy and identity.
Seven Gothic Tales
She relished what she called ''the sweetness of fame'' and the company of the great and glamorous; she received in her native Denmark and while traveling elsewhere the attention due a celebrity. In her frail last years, on her one trip to the United States, she went out of her way to meet Marilyn Monroe, and recently has herself become a movie heroine, as played by Meryl Streep in the stately adaptation of ''Out of Africa. Karen Christentze Dinesen was born in April of , in a manor house near the coast, 15 miles north of Copenhagen. Her father, Wilhelm Dinesen, the younger son of a Jutland landowner who had once traveled through Italy with Hans Christian Andersen , was a soldier, adventurer and writer, whose epistolary memoir, ''Letters From the Hunt,'' ranks as a minor classic of Danish literature. Karen's mother, Ingeborg, came from a family of wealthy traders and merchants. She married Wilhelm in and within five years was the mother of three daughters, of whom Karen, nicknamed Tanne, was the second.