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Emigrants: The Emigrant Novels Book 1 (The Emigrant Novels / Vilhelm Moberg, Book 1) Paperback – September 1, 1995
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Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Original Language: Swedish
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Top Customer Reviews
The Emigrants is an amazing piece of art, a book with so many themes, characters and information! The book is at times very grim, but also shows some strong optimism regarding condition improvement.
I would recommend this book to everybody with a Swedish background, but also anybody whose ancestors immigrated to America during the 19th century, and more generally anybody interested in the subject and looking for a great read. You'll get so attached to the Nilsson family you won't be able to stop reading.
Other books I plan to read soon: Giants in the Earth by Rolvaag; I think maybe I did an oral book report on this in 10th grade and got an A+. And I picked up used copies of two books by Trygve Gulbranssen about Norway: Beyond Sing the Woods was one I bought approximately 15 years ago and LOVED, and more recently I bought his next book The Wind from the Mountains. Now I will read the pair. Wish these Gulbranssen books were available in ebook format; i invite you to click on the link on Amazon to tell the publisher to digitize them. If you are fond of reading about days gone by, try Lorna Doone, which is another one on my "should read it again" list.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great book. Book 1 focuses primarily on the root causes of Swedish emigration to America and the journey emigrants took in the mid-1850s prior to steam ships. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Wesley
Eight adults, each for their own reasons, reach the point they feel abandoning their homes in Sweden in favor of enduring a treacherous sea voyage to New York is the only way to... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Sandra M Yeaman
My ancestors emigrated from Sweden and I always had some ideas about why they might have felt compelled to leave their beautiful homeland. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Lauren's Dad
I thoroughly enjoyed it and plan on purchasing the three books that follow -Published 5 months ago by Barbara
Fascinating account of a family's struggles in 1850's Sweden, which lead to a decision to emigrate to the US. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Kay Jay
A good story but the author goes into some long discussions of the characters thoughts, which I could do without. It could be condensed without taking away from the narrative.Published 6 months ago by Johnny Wall
I am Swedish and this is the definitive story about the enormous emigration from Sweden during the great wave of emigration 1880's to 1930's. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
A gripping book. I think it was greatly influenced by Giants in the Earth, by Ole Edvart Rølvaag. I've ordered that trilogy (too bad, not available in Kindle version). Read morePublished 9 months ago by BVLenci