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  • Out of Africa
    Out of Africa (Paperback) Karen Blixen, Isak Dinesen

    From the moment Karen Blixen arrived in Kenya in 1914 to manage a coffee plantation, her heart belonged to Africa. Drawn to the intense colours and ravishing landscapes, Karen Blixen spent her happiest years on the farm. This book presents her experiences and friendships with the people around her.

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  • Out of Africa
    Out of Africa (English, Paperback) Isak Dinesen (Karen Blixen) $17.46
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  • Out of Africa ; and, Shadows on the Grass
    Out of Africa ; and, Shadows on the Grass (English, Paperback) Isak Dinesen

    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.

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  • Out of Africa
    Out of Africa (English, Hardback) Isak Dinesen, Karen Blixen

    In describing her experiences managing a coffee plantation in Kenya, the author provides insight into the nature of African life

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  • Winter's Tales
    Winter's Tales (English, Paperback) Isak Dinesen

    Tells the stories of a struggling author, Danish country life, a brave Frenchwoman, a young sailor, a young married couple, a dreamer, and a wealthy child

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  • Anecdotes of Destiny
    Anecdotes of Destiny (English, Paperback) Isak Dinesen

    Tells the stories of Lady Ehrengard's affair with an eccentric portrait painter and five people in the past who are caught up in their own peculiar fates

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  • Shadows on the Grass
    Shadows on the Grass (Paperback) Isak Dinesen, Karen Blixen

    Includes four stories that illuminate the author's love both for the African people, their dignity and traditions, and for the beauty and wildness of the landscape.

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  • The Angelic Avengers
    The Angelic Avengers (Paperback) Isak Dinesen

    Lucan has been orphaned and Zosine has been deserted. Bound together by poverty and grief, they set out to make a future for themselves. They are adopted by the Reverend Pennhallow and his wife, and become immersed in study. But, after a chain of disturbing events, they realize that the cleric and his wife are not all they seem to be.

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  • Winter's Tales
    Winter's Tales (Paperback) Isak Dinesen

    Isak Dinesen was the pen-name of Karen Blixen, who was born in Rungsted, Denmark in 1885. After studying art, she married her cousin, Baron Bror Blixen-Finecke. Together they went to Kenya to manage a coffee plantation. After their divorce, she continued to run the plantation until a collapse in the coffee market forced her back to Denmark.

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  • Daguerreotypes & Other Essays (Paper)
    Daguerreotypes & Other Essays (Paper) (Multiple languages, Hardback) Isak Dinesen

    "Isak Dinesen . . . had an original approach to life that permeated all her work. She loved storytelling, with the result that most of her essays are quasi-narratives, which proceed not from major to minor premise but from one anecdote to another as the way of making concrete whatever idea she is considering. Her work is a delight and at times a marvel."?The New Yorker...

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  • Babette's Feast and Other Stories
    Babette's Feast and Other Stories (English, Paperback) Isak Dinesen, Karen Blixen

    Includes five stories from the author of "Out of Africa".

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  • El Cuento del Joven Marinero
    El Cuento del Joven Marinero (Spanish, Hardback) Isak Dinesen, Angela Lago

    While sailing between Marseilles and Athens, Simâon, a young seaman, rescues a hawk caught in the rigging, an event that will have unexpected consequences years later when he meets a pretty girl who promises him a kiss.

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  • Seven Gothic Tales
    Seven Gothic Tales (Paperback) Isak Dinesen

    A collection of seven tales, whose settings range from Tuscany and Elsinore, to a dhow on its way from Lamu to Zanzibar. It 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.

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  • Last Tales
    Last Tales (English, Paperback) Isak Dinesen

    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; and three tales of winter, including "Converse at Night in Copenhagen," a drunken, all-night conversation...

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  • Babette's Feast
    Babette's Feast (Paperback) Isak Dinesen

    Presents a sublime celebration of eating, drinking and sensual pleasure. In this life-affirming short story, two elderly sisters living in a remote, god-fearing Norwegian community take in a mysterious refugee from Paris one night - and are rewarded for their kindness with the most decadent, luxurious feast of a lifetime.

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  • Carnaval y otros cuentos
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  • The Necklace and The Pearls
    The Necklace and The Pearls (English, Paperback) Guy de Maupassant, Isak Dinesen

    Presents two contrasting stories, one is a story of vanity, of two lives blighted by the loss of a diamond necklace, whilst the other is a story of love and fear.

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  • Ehrengard
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  • Sombras en la hierba
    Sombras en la hierba (Multiple languages, Paperback) Isak Dinesen

    The author reflects upon her personal experiences in Africa, providing insight into the land and people she came to know and respect

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