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.
Charlotte is in love with Karl-Arthur - both have some Lowenskold blood.
Their young love is ill fated; each goes on to marry another.
How we make our life 'choices' and what evil forces can be at play around us is beautifully and ironically depicted by Selma Lagerlof, who was in her sixties when she wrote this tour de force with the lightest imaginable touch.