Lord Arne’s Silver

Author: Selma Lagerlöf
Translator: Sarah Death
Editor: Helena Forsås-Scott
ISBN-13: 9781870041904
Pages: 102
Published: 2011
Series: B No. 49

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An economical and haunting tale, published in book form in 1904 and set in the sixteenth century on the snowbound west coast of Sweden, Lord Arne’s Silver is a classic from the pen of an author consummately skilled in the deployment of narrative power and ambivalence. A story of robbery and murder, retribution, love and betrayal plays out against the backdrop of the stalwart fishing community of the archipelago. Young Elsalill, sole survivor of the mass killing in the home of rich cleric Lord Arne, becomes a pawn in dangerous games both earthly and supernatural.

As the deep-frozen sea stops the murderers escaping, sacrifice and atonement are the price that has to be paid.

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Selma Lagerlöf

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Sarah Death