The Emperor of Portugallia cover

The Emperor of Portugallia

Selma Lagerlöf (1858-1940)

1. 01 - The Beating Heart - Glory Golden Sunnycastle
2. 02 - The Christening - The Vacination Bee
3. 03 - The Birthday - Christmas Morn
4. 04 - Glory Goldie's Illness - Calling on Relatives
5. 05 - The School Examination - The Contest
6. 06 - Fishing
7. 07 - Agrippa - Forbidden Fruit
8. 08 - Lars Gunnarsson - The Red Dress
9. 09 - The New Master - On the Mountain Top
10. 10 - The Eve of Departure - At the Pier
11. 11 - The Letter - August Dar Nol
12. 12 - October the First - The Dream Begins
13. 13 - Heirlooms - Clothed in Satin
14. 14 - Stars - Waiting
15. 15 - The Empress - The Emperor
16. 16 - The Emperor's Song - The Sevententh of August
17. 17 - Katrina and Jan - Bjorn Hindrickson's Funeral
18. 18 - The Dying Heart - Deposed
19. 19 - The Catechetical Meeting
20. 20 - An Old Troll
21. 21 - The Sunday after Midsummer
22. 22 - Summernight - The Emperor's Consort
23. 23 - The Welcome Greeting
24. 24 - The Flight
25. 25 - Held! - Jan's Last Words
26. 26 - The Passing of Katrina - The Burial of the Emperor

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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 Emperor of Portugallia was first Published 1914 in Sweden, and 1916 in English, translated by Velma Swanston Howard. The Story i set in Vaermland around 1860 or 1870. In the centre is Jan of Ruffluck Croft. He loves his daughter more than anything, but when she moves to Stockholm and never sends a word home about her doings, he sinks into a dream-world where she is a noble Empress of Portugallia. And he believes himself to be Emperor too. His whole world and all his thoughts are dominated by the thoughts of her return and what will happen then. In the role of Emperor in the poor forest country where he lives he can question the social hierarchies around him, and dressed in his Royal regalia he sits in the frontbench in the Church, and he takes the place of honour at Parties etc. After 15 years his daughter returns home and is shocked to see what a mad clown her father has become and .... (