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  • Nils Holgersson's Wonderful Journey Through Sweden, the Complete Volume

    Nils Holgersson's Wonderful Journey Through Sweden, the Complete Volume
    av Selma Lagerlof

    Inbunden - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781909408180

    Nils Holgersson's Wonderful Journey through Sweden (1906-07) is truly unique. Starting life as a commissioned school reader designed to present the geography of Sweden to nine-year-olds, it quickly won the international fame and popularity it still…

  • The Beauty of History

    The Beauty of History
    av Viivi Luik

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781909408272

    1968. Riga. News of the Prague Spring washes across Europe, causing ripples on either side of the Iron Curtain. A young Estonian woman has agreed to pose as a model for a famous sculptor, who is trying to evade military service and escape to the Wes…

  • Crisis

    Crisis
    av Karin Boye

    Häftad - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781909408357

    Malin Forst is a precocious, devout twenty-year-old woman attending a Stockholm teachers' college in the 1930s. Confounded by a sudden crisis of faith, Malin plunges into a depression and a paralysis of will. Oscillating between poetic prose, social…

  • The Phantom Carriage

    The Phantom Carriage
    av Selma Lagerlof

    Häftad - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781870041911

    'Written in 1912, Selma Lagerlof's The Phantom Carriage is a powerful combination of ghost story and social realism, partly played out among the slums and partly in the transitional sphere between life and death. The vengeful and alcoholic David Hol…

  • The People of Hemso

    The People of Hemso
    av August Strindberg

    Häftad - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781870041959

    August Strindberg (1849-1912, Sweden's internationally recognised dramatist, was an astonishingly prolific all-rounder. The new National Edition of his works will run to seventy-two volumes: he was a writer of novels, short stories, essays, journali…

  • Marbacka

    Marbacka
    av Selma Lagerlof, Helena Forsas-Scott

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781909408296

    The property of Marbacka in Varmland was where Selma Lagerlof grew up, immersed in a tradition of storytelling. Financial difficulties led to the loss of the house, but Lagerlof was later able to buy it back, rebuild and make it the centre of her wo…

  • Berge

    Berge
    av Jan Kjaerstad

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781909408531

    One August day in 2008 the Norwegian Labour Party's most colourful MP, Arve Storefjeld, is discovered in a remote cabin in the country, together with four of his family and friends, all with their throats slit. This unprecedented crime in the peacef…

  • Barbara

    Barbara
    av Jorgen-Frantz Jacobsen

    Häftad - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781909408074

    Barbara, originally written in Danish, was the only novel by the Faroese author Jorgen-Franz Jacobsen (1900 - 1938), and yet it quickly achieved international best-seller status and is still one of the best-loved twentieth century classics in Danish…

  • Beyond Borealism: New Perspectives on the North

    Beyond Borealism: New Perspectives on the North

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781909408333

    Maybe 'borealism' could be a name for the Southern preconceived ideas about those who live at Northern latitudes?Thus writes prominent Norwegian writer Kjartan Flogstad. Although not everyone may be readily familiar with 'borealism' as an expression…

  • Short Stories

    Short Stories
    av Hjalmar Soderberg

    Inbunden - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781909408326

    The twenty-six stories included in this volume are taut, economical in structure, precisely observed and laced with irony. They include some of his most popular and well known stories: A Dog without a Master, a meditation upon a godless existence, T…

  • A Manor House Tale

    A Manor House Tale
    av Selma Lagerlof

    Häftad - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781909408258

    Written in 1899, Selma Lagerlof's novella A Manor House Tale is at one and the same time a complex psychological novel and a folk tale, a love story and a Gothic melodrama. It crosses genre boundaries and locates itself in a borderland between reali…

  • Lord Arne's Silver

    Lord Arne's Silver
    av Selma Lagerlof

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781870041904

    An economical and haunting tale, published in book form in 1904 and set in the sixteenth century on the snowbound west coast of Sweden, Lord Arne's Silver is a classic from the pen of an author consummately skilled in the deployment of narrative pow…

  • Witches' Rings

    Witches' Rings

    Pocket - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781909408562

  • The Red Room

    The Red Room
    av August Strindberg

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781909408517

    August Strindberg (1849-1912) is best known outside Sweden as a dramatist, but he was also a prolific writer of novels, short stories, essays, journalism and poetry - as well as a notable artist and photographer. Although he spent many years abroad,…

  • Chitambo

    Chitambo
    av Hagar Olsson

    Häftad - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781909408555

    From birth, Vega Maria Dreary is caught in a vice of conflicting parental expectations. Her father brings her up to admire history's heroic male adventurers, while her mother channels her towards housework and conformity. But when puberty comes, pat…

  • Anna Svard

    Anna Svard
    av Selma Lagerlof

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781909408289

    The curse on the Lowenskold family comes to fruition in unexpected ways in this final volume of the Lowenskold cycle. Anna Svard is also very much a novel of women's struggle toward finding fulfillment. The Lowenskold Ring resonates with 'beggars ca…

  • The Railroad

    The Railroad
    av Juhani Aho

    Häftad - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781870041898

    Today, change in our material lives is a constant. Many now living have seen the advent not only of the mobile phone and the Internet, but also of space exploration, vaccines and even indoor plumbing. This in contrast to the world you now enter in T…

  • The Family at Gilje

    The Family at Gilje
    av Jonas Lie

    Häftad - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781870041942

    Captain Jager is the well-meaning but temperamental head of a rural family living in straitened circumstances in 1840s Norway. The novel focuses on the fates of the women of the family: the heroic Ma, who struggles unremittingly to keep up appearanc…

  • August Strindberg's One-Act Plays

    August Strindberg's One-Act Plays
    av August Strindberg

    Häftad - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781870041935

    To most English-language readers and theatre goers, Strindberg is mainly known for naturalistic plays such as 'Miss Julie' and 'The Father', but the dramatic production of Sweden's national playwright is infinitely richer and more extensive than the…

  • The North as Home

    The North as Home

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781909408548

    The Nordic Research Network (NRN) was established in 2010 by graduate students of Scandinavian Studies in the UK, as a forum for sharing ongoing research and fostering collaboration across the wide range of disciplinary and methodological perspectiv…

  • Re-Writing the Script

    Re-Writing the Script
    av Elin Wagner

    Häftad - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781909408142

    This is the first full-length study in English of the oeuvre of Elin Wagner - feminist, suffragist, pacifist and environmentalist - and also the first to include texts representing a wide range of genres. The focus on gender and community, studied i…

  • Bang

    Bang
    av Dorrit Willumsen

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781909408340

    29 January 1912. In a train compartment in Ogden, Utah, a Danish author was found unconscious. The 54-year-old Herman Bang was en route from New York to San Francisco as part of a round-the-world reading tour. It was a poignant end for a man whose l…

  • The Sharks

    The Sharks
    av Jens Bjorneboe

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781909408128

    Set at the end of last century, The Sharks is a thrilling tale of mutiny and shipwreck, which bears comparison with Melville's Moby Dick or Conrad's Typhoon in its suspense and its evocation of the fascination of the sea. It is also the story of man…

  • The Defence of a Madman

    The Defence of a Madman
    av August Strindberg

    Häftad - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781909408159

    This autobiographical novel is based on Strindberg's life in the 1870s and 1880s, and focuses on his marriage to Siri von Essen. It purports to be a vehicle for explaining to himself his role in the relationship from its ecstatic beginnings to its c…

  • Love and Modernity

    Love and Modernity

    Häftad - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781870041997

    This collection of essays celebrates Professor Janet Garton's outstanding contribution over four decades to research, teaching and leadership in the field of Scandinavian Studies. Contributions from some two dozen established and emerging scholars d…

  • Fru Ines

    Fru Ines
    av Amalie Skram

    Häftad - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781909408050

    Fru Ines is a city novel, vividly evoking the sights, sounds and smells of nineteenth-century Constantinople. The city is a hub, a meeting point of East and West, where privileged Europeans enjoy a cossetted existence screened from the tumult and mi…

  • Pobeda 1946

    Pobeda 1946
    av Ilmar Taska

    Häftad - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781909408425

    In Tallinn in 1946 a young boy is transfixed by the beauty of a luxurious cream-coloured car gliding down the street. It is a Russian Pobeda, a car called Victory. The sympathetic driver invites the boy for a ride and enquires about his family. Soon…

  • The Emperor of Portugallia

    The Emperor of Portugallia
    av Selma Lagerlof

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781909408456

    For poverty-stricken farm labourer Jan, the birth of his daughter Klara gives life a new meaning; his devotion to her develops into an obsession that excludes all else. We are taken from the miracle of a newborn child and a father's love of his baby…

  • Little Lord

    Little Lord
    av Johan Borgen

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781909408173

    Wilfred - alias Little Lord - is a privileged young man growing up in upper-class society in Kristiania (Oslo) during the halcyon days before the First World War. Beneath the strikingly well-adjusted surface, however, runs a darker current; he is ha…

  • The Beauty of History

    The Beauty of History
    av Viivi Luik

    Inbunden - 2007 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781870041737

    In 1968's Riga, news of the Prague Spring washes across Europe, causing ripples on either side of the Iron Curtain. A young Estonian woman has agreed to pose as a model for a famous sculptor, who is trying to evade military service and escape to the…

  • The Silence

    The Silence
    av Jens Bjorneboe

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781909408395

    This volume marks the apex and the culmination of the provocative Norwegian author Jens Bjorneboe's investigations into the nature of evil. Here the study moves to a broader canvas than in earlier works; the enquiring narrator explores not just Euro…

  • The Poet Who Created Herself

    The Poet Who Created Herself
    av Edith Sodergran

    Häftad - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781909408210

    Edith Sodergran's vital, compelling and very personal poems have been translated into many languages, and several times into English. Written for the most part when she was dying of tuberculosis in a remote Finnish frontier village only a short trai…

  • A Fighting Pig's Too Tough to Eat

    A Fighting Pig's Too Tough to Eat
    av Suzanne Brogger

    Häftad - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781909408449

    Suzanne Brogger's work is known in English through translations of her novels The Jade Cat (1997) and the sensational Deliver Us From Love (1976), which was recommended by Henry Miller as the most daring and courageous book since Rabelais. This volu…

  • Banished

    Banished
    av Selma Lagerlof

    Häftad - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781909408487

    What happens to an individual who is rejected by society? What happens to a society that eventually realises the living are more important than the dead, and that it is suffering a crisis of values and priorities? What does war do to us and to our o…

  • City of Light

    City of Light

    Pocket - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781909408593

  • Witches' Rings

    Witches' Rings
    av Kerstin Ekman

    Häftad - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781870041362

    This is a translation of the author's tetralogy, published between 1974 and 1983, that traces the growth and development of a railroad town by portaying working-class women and children, rather than society's movers and shakers.

  • The Misadventures of the New Satan

    The Misadventures of the New Satan
    av Anton Tammsaare

    Häftad - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781909408432

    Satan has a problem: God has come to the conclusion that it is unfair to send souls to hell if they are fundamentally incapable of living a decent life on earth. If this is the case, then hell will be shut down, and the human race written off as an…

  • Centring on the Peripheries

    Centring on the Peripheries

    Häftad - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781909408623

    Are the peripheries the new centre? How do the 'debatable lands' of Scandinavia and Scotland write their relations with their national centres, and with each other? Is the story of the margins just a figment of the metropole's imagination? How have…

  • The Angel House

    The Angel House

    Pocket - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781909408586

  • Lucie

    Lucie
    av Amalie Skram

    Häftad - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781909408081

    This novel tells the story of the misalliance between Lucie, a vivacious and beautiful dancing girl from Tivoli, and Theodor Gerner, a respectable lawyer from the strait-laced middle society of nineteenth-century Norway. Having first kept her as a m…

  • The District Governor's Daughters

    The District Governor's Daughters
    av Camilla Collett

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781909408418

    In an intricate study of relationships in which marriage is the only respectable career for a woman. Sophie, the youngest of four daughters of a cynical and disappointed mother, struggles against society's precepts and her own conditioning to be all…

  • The Contract Killer

    The Contract Killer
    av Benny Andersen

    Häftad - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781870041782

    Karlsen is a down-on-his-luck private investigator looking for work. When the only job on offer is a contract killing, Karlsen agrees despite his lack of experience. Things don't go to plan and it seems the contract is open to negotiation. The play…

  • We Own the Forests and Other Poems

    We Own the Forests and Other Poems
    av Hans Borli

    Häftad - 2005 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781870041614

    This title contains both Norwegian and English text. Hans Borli (1918-89) was born and lived in the wooded county of Hedmark in south eastern Norway. His days seem to have been divided into two separate parts: by day, he lived the physically demandi…

  • We Own the Forests and Other Poems

    We Own the Forests and Other Poems
    av Hans Borli

    Häftad - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781909408203

    Hans Borli (1918-89) was born and lived in the wooded country of Hedmark in south eastern Norway. His days seem to have been divided into two separate parts: by day, he lived the physically demanding life of a lumberjack, but by night, he turned poe…

  • Lobster Life

    Lobster Life
    av Erik Fosnes Hansen

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781909408524

    Life in a grand Norwegian mountain hotel is not what it used to be; Norwegians have deserted the traditions of their nati- ve land, with its invigorating ski trips and lake-fresh trout, for charter tours to `the infernal south'. Sedd's grandparents…

  • Gender - Power - Text

    Gender - Power - Text

    Häftad - 2004 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781870041607

    The Nordic countries are often imagined by the outside world to be a haven of sexual equality and exemplary gender relations. Gender - Power - Text: Nordic Culture in the Twentieth Century presents a more nuanced picture to the English-speaking worl…

  • Illuminating the North

    Illuminating the North
    av Agnes Broome

    Häftad - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781909408166

    The Nordic Research Network (NRN) began as a forum for UK- based early career researchers to share their work with peers in a convivial intellectual environment. As a multi-disciplinary gathering, the regular conference provides an opportunity for s…

  • Charlotte Lowenskold

    Charlotte Lowenskold
    av Selma Lagerlof

    Häftad - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781909408067

    A curse rests on the Lowenskold family, as narrated in The Lowenskold Ring. Charlotte Lowenskold is the tale of the following generations, a story of psychological insight and social commentary, and of the complexities of a mother-son relationship.…

  • Money

    Money
    av Victoria Benedictsson

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781870041850

    Victoria Benedictsson published Money, her first novel, in 1885. Set in rural southern Sweden where the author lived, it follows the fortunes of Selma Berg, a girl whose fate has much in common with that of Madame Bovary and Ibsen's Nora. The gifted…

  • A Living Soul

    A Living Soul
    av P C Jersild

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781909408500

    Ypsilon is a human being reduced to the most basic essentials, a naked one-eyed brain floating in an aquarium of nutritious liquid. Through his consciousness we observe his obstinate struggles to maintain his freedom of action in this utterly depend…

  • To Pieces

    To Pieces
    av Henry Parland

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781870041874

    To Pieces is Henry Parland's (1908-1930) only novel, published posthumously after his death from scarlet fever. Ostensibly the story of an unhappy love affair, the book is an evocative reflection upon the Jazz Age as experienced in the Baltic. Parla…