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The Emigrants: The Emigrant Novels: Book I - Moberg, Vilhelm

The Emigrants: The Emigrant Novels: Book I - Moberg, Vilhelm

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Clean, tight, unmarked; absolute minimal wear; appears unread; In this book, Moberg's most enduring works are his four Emigrant Novels, which portray the joys and tragedies of daily life for 19th century Swedish pioneers in America. Moberg introduces us to Karl Oskar and Kristina Nilsson, their three young children, and others who make up a resolute party of Swedes fleeing the poverty, religious persecution, and social oppression of Smaland, a province in Sweden. The Nilssons leave a farm too small and stony to support them. Kristina's uncle Danjel seeks religious freedom for himself, his wife, and four children. Ulrika, once the town whore, is determined to live with her daughter where no one knows her past. And Karl's brother, travels with his friend Arvid to escape their lot as farmhands. For ten long weeks they suffer the cramped, filthy quarters of the sailing vessel that finally brings them to New York City.
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Soft cover
Borealis Books
St. Paul, MN

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