“At long last there is an excellent English translation of this important work by the first woman to receive a Nobel Prize for Literature.” —Swedish American Historical Quarterly
"At long last we have available to us a viable translation of one of the truly great works of Swedish literature sure to attract attention again to one of the region's most significant authors and works." —Scandinavian Studies
"Among [women novelists] of great talent or genius, none, in my opinion, is to be placed higher than Selma Lagerlof." —Marguerite Yourcenar
"Every book of this great storyteller keeps on bringing us astonishing examples of her art. . . . No one in Europe can tell tales so unforgettably." —Hermann Hesse
“Splendid . . . A fascinating peek into 19th century Sweden, and . . . a cracking good read.” —Belletrista
About the Author
Selma Lagerlöf (1858-1940) was a teacher in a girl's secodary school before she became a full-time writer. She is known around the world for her classic children's book The Wonderful Adventures of Nils. Paul Norlen was awarded the American-Scandinavian Foundation Translation Prize in 2004. He lives in Seattle. George C. Schoolfield is professor emeritus of German and Scandinavian literature at Yale.