Anecdotes of Destiny and Ehrengard

Product Number: EB00171658
Released: Dec 30, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780307790897
Publisher: Vintage
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In the classic "Babette's Feast," a mysterious Frenchwoman prepares a sumptuous feast for a gathering of religious ascetics and, in doing so, introduces them to the true essence of grace. In "The Immortal Story," a miserly old tea-trader living in Canton wishes for power and finds redemption as he turns an oft-told sailors' tale into reality for a young man and woman. And in the magnificent novella Ehrengard, Dinesen tells of the powerful yet restrained rapport between a noble Wagnerian beauty and a rakish artist. Hauntingly evoked and sensuously realized, the five stories read and novella collected here have the hold of "fairy stories read in childhood...?f dreams...?nd of our life as dreams" (The New York Times).

Author(s): Isak Dinesen
Original Publish Date: Apr 27, 2011

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