Seven Gothic Tales : The Roads Round Pisa; The Old Chevalier; the Monkey; The Deluge at Norderney; The Supper at Elsinore; The Dreamers; The Poet Paperback
by Isak Dinesen
Romantics, adventurers, sensualists, melancholics and dreamers inhabit the bizarre and exotic world conjured up in these seven intricately interwoven tales, whose settings range from Tuscany and Elsinore, to a dhow on its way from Lamu to Zanzibar. Proclaimed a masterpiece on its publication in 1934, this collection is shot through with themes of love and desire - from the maiden lady who now believes herself to have been the grand courtesan of her time, to the Count whose wife is so jealous that she cannot bear him to admire her jewels, and Lincoln Forsner, an Englishman whose search for a woman he met in a brothel leads him into many strange adventures.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 368 pages
- Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 31/10/2002
- Category: Classic fiction (pre c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780141187198
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Review by dbsovereign
Dinesin's stories can be read again and again. And it's always a good story...