Babette's Feast

by Karen Blixen

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Tags: Set in DENMARK Female author

Modern Classics: Babette's Feast and Other Stories

These five rich, witty and magical stories from the author of Out of Africa include one of her most well known tales, ‘Babette’s Feast’, which was made into the classic film. It tells the story of a French cook working in a puritanical Norwegian community, who treats her employers to the decadent feast of a lifetime. There is also a real-life Prospero and his Ariel in ‘Tempests’, a mysterious pearl-fisher in ‘The Diver’ and a brief, tragic encounter in ‘The Ring’. All the stories have a mystic, fairy-tale quality, linked by themes of angels, the sea, dreams and fate. They were among the last to be written by Isak Dinesen, and show her as a master of short fiction.

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Challenge: Read Around Europe Challenge
Country: Denmark flag Denmark
Language: EN
Genre: Cultural Short story Historical fiction Historical
Recommended: 03 Jan 2018

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