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  • Anecdotes of Destiny and Ehrengardby Isak Dinesen

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.00

    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 wishes for power and finds redemption as he turns an oft-told sailors' tale into reality for a... more...

  • Winter's Talesby Isak Dinesen

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.00

    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 night's wandering, he learns love's true value and returns to her, only to find her a different... more...

  • Out of Africaby Isak Dinesen

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 15.00

    With classic simplicity and a painter's feeling for atmosphere and detail, Isak Dinesen tells of the years she spent from 1914 to 1931 managing a coffee plantation in Kenya. From the Trade Paperback edition. more...

  • Seven Gothic Talesby Isak Dinesen

    Penguin Books Ltd 2002; Not Available

    Romantics, adventurers, sensualists, melancholics and dreamers inhabit the bizarre and exotic world conjured up in these seven intricately interwoven tales, whose settings range from Tuscany and Elsinore, to a dhow on its way from Lamu to Zanzibar. Proclaimed a masterpiece on its publication in 1934, this collection is shot through with themes... more...

  • Anecdotes of Destinyby Isak Dinesen

    Penguin Books Ltd 2001; Not Available

    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... more...

  • The Angelic Avengersby Isak Dinesen

    Penguin Books Ltd 2001; Not Available

    Lucan has been orphaned and Zosine has been deserted, and London is a hostile place for two young girls without a home. Bound together by poverty, grief and their shared years at school, they set out to make a future for themselves in new surroundings. They are adopted by the austere, puritanical Reverend Pennhallow and his wife, and in their large,... more...

  • Winter's Talesby Isak Dinesen

    Penguin Books Ltd 2001; Not Available

    If one theme unifies the 11 tales collected here, it is that of longing. Written after her return from Kenya and during the dark days of the Nazi occupation, they derive their themes and locales from Isak Dinesen's childhood in Denmark. Isak Dinesen was the pen-name of Karen Blixen, who was born in Rungsted, Denmark in 1885. After studying art at Copenhagen,... more...

  • Out of Africaby Isak Dinesen

    HarperCollins Canada 2014; US$ 6.99

    In Out of Africa , author Isak Dinesen takes a wistful and nostalgic look back on her years living in Africa on a Kenyan coffee plantation. Recalling the lives of friends and neighboursóboth African and EuropeanóDinesen provides a first-hand perspective of colonial Africa. Through her obvious love of both the landscape and her time in Africa, Dinesen?s... more...

  • Last Talesby Isak Dinesen

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.95

    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 bedeviled by an old letter and a gypsy's spell; and three tales of winter, including "Converse at Night... more...

  • Out of Africaby Isak Dinesen

    Penguin Books Ltd 2001; Not Available

    From the moment Karen Blixen arrived in Kenya in 1914 to manage a coffee plantation, her heart belonged to Africa. Drawn to the intense colours and ravishing landscapes, Karen Blixen spent her happiest years on the farm and her experiences and friendships with the people around her are vividly recalled in these memoirs. Out of Africa is the story... more...