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The Emperor Of Portugallia

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Author: Selma Lagerlöf
Publisher: Library of Alexandria
Release: 2020-09-28
ISBN: 1465607501
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by Selma Lagerlöf, The Emperor Of Portugallia Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Emperor Of Portugallia books, Jan of Ruffluck Croft never tired of telling about the day when his little girl came into the world. In the early morning he had been to fetch the midwife, and other helpers; all the forenoon and a good part of the afternoon he had sat on the chopping-block, in the woodshed, with nothing to do but to wait. Outside it rained in torrents and he came in for his share of the downpour, although he was said to be under cover. The rain reached him in the guise of dampness through cracks in the walls and as drops from a leaky roof, then all at once, through the doorless opening of the shed, the wind swept a regular deluge in upon him. "I just wonder if anybody thinks I'm glad to have that young one coming?" he muttered, impatiently kicking at a small stick of wood and sending it flying across the yard. "This is about the worst luck that could come to me! When we got married, Katrina and I, it was because we were tired of drudging as hired girl and farmhand for Eric of Falla, and wanted to plant our feet under our own table; but certainly not to raise children!" He buried his face in his hands and sighed heavily. It was plain that the chilly dampness and the long dreary wait had somewhat to do with putting him in a bad humour, but they were by no means the only cause. The real reason for his lament was something far more serious. "I've got to work every day," he reminded himself, "work from early morning till late in the evening; but so far I've at least had some peace nights. Now I suppose that young one will be squalling the whole night long, and I'll get no rest then, either." Whereupon an even worse fear seized him. Taking his hands from before his face he wrung them so hard that the knuckles fairly cracked. "Up to this we've managed to scratch along pretty well, because Katrina, has been free to go out and work, the same as myself, but now she'll have to sit at home and take care of that young one." He sat staring in front of him as hopelessly as if he had beheld Famine itself stalking across the yard and making straight for his hut. "Well!" said he, bringing his two fists down on the chopping-block by way of emphasis. "I just want to say that if I'd only known at the time when Eric of Falla came to me and offered to let me build on his ground, and gave me some old timber for a little shack, if I had only known then that this would happen, I'd have said no to the whole business, and gone on living in the stable-loft at Falla for the rest of my days."



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Author: Selma Lagerlöf
Publisher: Litres
Release: 2018-07-11
ISBN: 5040828616
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Author: Selma Lagerlof
Publisher: The Floating Press
Release: 2014-07-01
ISBN: 1776580257
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Category : Fiction
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by Selma Lagerlof, The Emperor Of Portugallia Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Emperor Of Portugallia books, Many critics and fans have drawn parallels between The Emperor of Portugallia and Shakespeare's masterpiece of father-daughter dysfunction, King Lear. In the novel, the teenage daughter of a small-town Swedish farmer strikes out on her own and heads for the big city. Increasingly distraught by her absence and lack of communication, her father begins to weave a fantastical tale explaining her whereabouts. As he slips further into despair, the line between fantasy and reality blurs.



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Author: Selma Lagerlof
Publisher: Lagerloef in English
Release: 2017-12-31
ISBN: 9781909408456
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by Selma Lagerlof, The Emperor Of Portugallia Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Emperor Of Portugallia books, 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 girl into a fantasy world emerging as a result of extreme external pressures, in which Jan creates for himself the role of Emperor of Portugallia. Yet this seemingly mad world generates surprising insights and support. Described as 'perhaps the most private of Selma Lagerlöf's books', the novel takes us deep into a father-daughter relationship that carries the seeds of tragedy within it almost from the start. Selma Lagerlöf (1858-1940) quickly established herself as a major author of novels and short stories, and her work has been translated into close to 50 languages. Most of the translations into English were made soon after the publication of the original Swedish texts and have long been out of date. This Norvik Press series, 'Lagerlöf in English', provides English-language readers with high-quality new translations of a selection of the Nobel Laureate's most important texts.



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Author: Selma Lagerlof
Publisher: CreateSpace
Release: 2015-07-30
ISBN: 9781515200963
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by Selma Lagerlof, The Emperor Of Portugallia Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Emperor Of Portugallia books, Jan of Ruffluck Croft never tired of telling about the day when his little girl came into the world. In the early morning he had been to fetch the midwife, and other helpers; all the forenoon and a good part of the afternoon he had sat on the chopping-block, in the woodshed, with nothing to do but to wait.



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Author: Selma Lagerlöf
Publisher: Nabu Press
Release: 2014-01
ISBN: 9781294536727
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by Selma Lagerlöf, The Emperor Of Portugallia Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Emperor Of Portugallia books, This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book.



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Author: Selma Lagerlof
Publisher: Theclassics.Us
Release: 2013-09
ISBN: 9781230420189
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by Selma Lagerlof, The Emperor Of Portugallia From The Swedish Of Selma Lagerl F Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Emperor Of Portugallia From The Swedish Of Selma Lagerl F books, This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1916 edition. Excerpt: ... THE SUNDAY AFTER MIDSUMMER THE first Sunday after Midsummer Day there was a grand party at the seine-maker's to which every one in the Ashdales had been invited. The old man and his daughter-in-law were in the habit of entertaining the whole countryside on this day of each year. Folks wondered, of course, how two people who were so pitiably poor could afford to give a big feast, but to all who knew the whys and wherefores it seemed perfectly natural. As a matter of fact, when the seine-maker was a rich man he gave his two sons a farmstead each. The elder son wasted his substance in much the same way as Ol' Bengtsa himself had done, and died poor. The younger son, who was the more steady and reliable, kept his portion and even increased it, so that now he was quite well-to-do. But what he owned at the present time was as nothing to what he might have had if his father had not recklessly made away with both money and lands, to no purpose whatever. If such wealth had only come into the hands of the son in his younger days, there is no telling to what he might have attained. He could have been owner of all the woodlands in the Lovsjo district, had a shop at Broby, and a steamer plying Lake Loven; he might even have been master of the ironworks at Ekeby. Naturally he found it difficult to excuse the father's careless business methods, but he kept his thoughts to himself. When the crash came for Ol' Bengtsa, a good many persons, Bengtsa among them, expected the son to come to his aid by the sacrifice of his own property. But what good would that have done? It would only have gone to the creditors. It was with the idea in mind that the father should have something to fall back upon when all his possessions were gone, that the son had held on to...



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Author: Selma Lagerlöf
Publisher: CreateSpace
Release: 2015-04-30
ISBN: 9781511976404
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