Item #641 Winter's Tales. Isak Dinesen.
Winter's Tales
Winter's Tales
Winter's Tales
Winter's Tales
Winter's Tales
Winter's Tales

Winter's Tales

Random House, 1942. Random House, First American Edition,1942. Binding is red cloth over boards, black designs, gold lettering. Eleven short stories by Isak Dinesen (Karen Blixen). Based on a Danish folktale, “Sorrow Acre” is one of the author’s best-known works. A feudal lord offers to release the imprisoned son of a peasant woman if she mows a field of rye by herself in one day; she fulfills the bargain and falls dead. “The Young Man with the Carnation” and “A Consolatory Tale” both concern Charlie Despard, a writer who grows to understand his dependence on his audience and his ability to interpret the world at the cost of experiencing it. Replete with images of the sea, “Peter and Rosa” is about two young lovers who tragically fulfill their dreams. The other fables are “The Sailor-Boy’s Tale,” “The Dreaming Child,” “The Fish,” “Alkmene,” “The Pearls,” “The Invincible Slave-Owners,” and “The Heroine.”. Very Good, solid, intact, colors still vibrant, war period book, paper quality not great, yellowing, front pastedown has wrinkles and soiling, back pastedown some soiling, front free paper has writing "To Dorothy with love Friedicths 46 '. / Dj is intact, close tear at bottom front, shelfwear, price clipped. Item #641

Random House, First American Edition,1942. Very Good, solid, intact, colors still vibrant, war period book, paper quality not great, yellowing, front pastedown has wrinkles and soiling, back pastedown some soiling, front free paper has writing "To Dorothy with loveFriedicths 46 '. Dj is intact, close tear at bottom front, shelfwear, price clipped. Binding is red cloth over boards, black designs, gold lettering.

Price: $95.00