Babette's Feast and Other Stories

Babette's Feast and Other Stories

By: Karen Blixen (author)Paperback

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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 and his Ariel in 'Tempests', a mysterious pearl-fisher in 'The Diver' and a brief, tragic encounter in 'The Ring'. All the stories have a mystic, fairy-tale quality, linked by themes of angels, the sea, dreams and fate. They were among the last to be written by Isak Dinesen, and show her as a master of short fiction. 'Immensely satisfying . . . splendid imaginative creations, the work of a writer of stature.' The Times Literary Supplement 'Acutely perceptive, often mysterious stories.' Sunday Telegraph

About Author

Isak Dinesen was the pen-name of Karen Blixen, who was born in Rungsted, Denmark in 1885. After studying art at Copenhagen, Paris and Rome, she married her cousin, Baron Bror Blixen-Finecke, in 1914. Together they went to Kenya to manage a coffee plantation. After their divorce in 1921, she continued to run the plantation until a collapse in the coffee market forced her back to Denmark in 1931.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780141393766
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 256
  • ID: 9780141393766
  • weight: 191
  • ISBN10: 0141393769

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