The Wonderful Adventures of Nils
Wildside Press, 2003 - 284 ページ
Diana of the Crossways retells a tale that may well have been true: Although Meredith was forced to attach a disclaimer to the novel, it was no secret when he wrote the book that he was writing about the life of Caroline Norton, granddaughter of playwright Richard Brinsley Sheridan. Unhappily married, the woman ("Diana"), takes a lover -- and becomes suspect when someone reveals an important political secret that she, as lover, was party to. A compelling study of a woman and her times.
Lagerlöf devoted three years to Nature study and to familiarizing herself with animal and bird life; she sought out unpublished folklore and legends of the different provinces, and wove them all into her story.
The Wonderful Adventures of Nils -- which is the work of Sweden's greatest fiction writer -- was first published in Stockholm, in December, 1906. Lagerlof wrote it after a commission from the National Teachers' Association to write a reader for the public schools. With no small success; the book immediately became the most popular book of the year in Scandinavia. Selma Ottilia Lovisa Lagerlöf was the first female writer to win the Nobel Prize in Literature.
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Review: The Wonderful Adventures of Nilsユーザー レビュー - Arwen - Goodreads
I enjoyed this book in many ways. The author did an excellent job of painting Sweden and its legends and history. But the ending was rather abrupt and we never discovered the final fate of the protagonist. レビュー全文を読む
Review: The Wonderful Adventures of Nilsユーザー レビュー - Miriam - Goodreads
A little boy who abuses animals must rely on them for help after a vengeful gnome turns him into Tom Thumb. レビュー全文を読む