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Wonderful Adventures of Nils, The

By Lagerlöf, Selma

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Title: Wonderful Adventures of Nils, The  
Author: Lagerlöf, Selma
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Language: English
Subject: Fiction, Fantasy, Fairy tales
Collections: Audio Books Collection, Wonderful Adventures of Nils, The
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Publication Date:
1906
Publisher: LibriVox Audio Books

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Selma Lagerlöf was born in Vaermland, Sweden, in 1858 and enjoyed a long and very successful career as a writer, receiving the Nobel-Price in Literature in 1909. She died in Vaermland in 1940. The Wonderful Adventures of Nils (Orig. Nils Holgerssons underbara resa genom Sverige) is a famous work of fiction by Selma Lagerlöf, published in two parts in 1906 and 1907. The background for publication was a commission from the National Teachers Association in 1902 to write a geography reader for the public schools. She devoted three years to Nature study and to familiarizing herself with animal and bird life. She has sought out hitherto unpublished folklore and legends of the different provinces. These she has ingeniously woven into her story. (From translator Velma Swanston Howard's introduction.) (Summary by Lars Rolander and Wikipedia]

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Electronic recorded live performance of a reading

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Fantasy, Fairy tales, Literature, Children

 

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