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Isak Dinesen

Isak Dinesen is the pseudonym of Karen Blixen, born in Denmark in 1885. After her marriage in 1914 to Baren Bror Blixen, she and her husband lived in British East Africa, where they owned a coffee plantation. She was divorced from her husband in 1921 but continued to manage the plantation for another ten years, until the collapse of the coffee market forced her to sell the property and return to Denmark in 1931. There she began to write in English under the nom de plume Isak Dinesen. Her first book, and literary success, was Seven Gothic Tales. It was followed... Read More

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Anecdotes of Destiny and Ehrengard
Written by Isak Dinesen
Vintage | Trade Paperback | June 1993
$16.00/(Canada) | 978-0-679-74333-0 (0-679-74333-2)

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Last Tales
Written by Isak Dinesen
Vintage | Trade Paperback | December 1991
$16.95/(Canada) | 978-0-679-73640-0 (0-679-73640-9)

Last Tales is a collection of twelve of the last tales that Isak Dinesen wrote before her death in 1962. They include seven tales from Albondocani, a projected novel that was never completed; "The Caryatids," an unfinished Gothic tale of a couple bedeviled by an old letter and a gypsy's spell... Read more






Out of Africa
Written by Isak Dinesen
Modern Library | Hardcover | September 1992
$22.00/25.00(Canada) | 978-0-679-60021-3 (0-679-60021-3)

Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best nonfiction books of all time

In this book, the author of Seven Gothic Tales gives a true account of her life on her plantation in Kenya. She tells with classic simplicity of the ways of the country and the natives: of... Read more






Out of Africa
Written by Isak Dinesen
Vintage | Trade Paperback | October 1989
$15.00/(Canada) | 978-0-679-72475-9 (0-679-72475-3)

With classic simplicity and a painter's feeling for atmosphere and detail, Isak Dinesen tells of the years she spent from 1914 to 1931 managing a coffee plantation in Kenya. Read more






Seven Gothic Tales
Written by Isak Dinesen
Vintage | Trade Paperback | December 1991
$16.00/19.00(Canada) | 978-0-679-73641-7 (0-679-73641-7)

Originally published in 1934, Seven Gothic Tales, the first book by "one of the finest and most singular artists of our time" (The Atlantic), is a modern classic. Here are seven exquisite tales combining the keen psychological insight characteristic of the modern short story with the haunting mystery of the nineteenth-century... Read more






Winter's Tales
Written by Isak Dinesen
Vintage | Trade Paperback | June 1993
$16.00/(Canada) | 978-0-679-74334-7 (0-679-74334-0)

In Isak Dinesen's universe, the magical enchantment of the fairy tale and the moral resonance of myth coexist with an unflinching grasp of the most obscure human strengths and weaknesses. A despairing author abandons his wife, but in the course of a long night's wandering, he learns love's true value and... Read more





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