The Saga of Gösta Berling by Selma Lagerlöf

The Saga of Gösta Berling

Selma Lagerlöf with Paul Norlen (Translator)

432 pages first pub 1891 (editions)

fiction classics adventurous reflective slow-paced

Description

The first new English translation in more than one hundred years of the Swedish Gone with the Wind A Penguin ClassicIn 1909, Selma Lagerl f became the first woman to win the Nobel Prize in Literature. The Saga of G sta Berling is her first and bes...

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Community Reviews Summary of 444 reviews

Moods

adventurous 55%
challenging 35%
emotional 35%
mysterious 35%
reflective 32%
dark 20%
funny 17%
hopeful 17%
lighthearted 17%
relaxing 17%
sad 8%
tense 8%
informative 5%
inspiring 2%

Pace

slow 71%
medium 25%
fast 2%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 51% | Character: 38% | Plot: 9%

Strong character development?

Yes: 78% | It's complicated: 15% | No: 6%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 42% | Yes: 31% | No: 25%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 62% | Yes: 25% | It's complicated: 9% | N/A: 3%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 96% | No: 3%

Average rating

3.42

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