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The History of Danish Dreams

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Publisher Comments:

From the author of Smilla's Sense of Snow comes this highly imaginative novel, "wonderful in scope . . . crammed with Danish history, social realism, satire, magic realism, high romance, and sexual goings-on" (Newsday).

In a Danish feudal castle, 1520, a count believes he has pinpointed the center of the universe--a patch of land on his estate. But when his discovery is met with disbelief, he walls off his mansion and has all of the clocks stopped. Four centuries pass instantaneously, and the count's young secretary, Carl, emerges from isolation to find a world bursting with war, innovation, love, sexuality, danger, and all the values of the sixteenth century turned upside down as though by supernatural forces--namely, the force of history. From one of our most gifted international writers comes a dazzling epic fairy tale, a tough fable about the gifts and iniquities of progress.

About the Author

Peter Hoeg, born in 1957 in Denmark, followed various callings--dancer, actor, sailor, fencer, and mountaineer--before turning seriously to writing. His work has been published in thirty-three countries. 

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312428013
Author:
Hoeg, Peter
Publisher:
Picador USA
Translator:
Haveland, Barbara
Author:
Haveland, Barbara
Author:
Heg, Peter
Author:
Høeg, Peter
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
magical realism
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20080931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
8.28 x 5.5 x 0.71 in

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