Emilie Flygare-Carlén (1807 - 1892)
Emilie Flygare-Carlén (née Smith; August 8, 1807, Strömstad – February 5, 1892, Stockholm) was a Swedish novelist. Emilie Smith grew up in the archipelago of Bohuslän. Her father, Rutger Smith, was a retired sea captain who had settled down as a small merchant, and she often accompanied him on the voyages he made along the coast. She thus came in frequent contact with the seafaring folk, fishermen, and smugglers who were to populate her later stories. At the age of twenty, she married a local physician, Axel Flygare, and went with him to live in the province of Småland. She was widowed in 1833, returned to her old home, and decided to devote herself to literature.
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