From a Swedish Homestead

Selma LAGERLÖF (1858 - 1940)

”From a Swedish Homestead” by the Swedish author Selma Lagerloef (translated by Jessie Brochner) is a varied collection of stories, mostly set in Dalarne or Vaermland in Sweden, but also some stories or legends from Kungahalla on the west-coast at the time between Heathendom and early Christianity plus some Legends from Italy and Belgium. The first nine sections, “The Story of a Country House”, is a short Novel, originally published on its own, but here part of the collection. It is the story of how a young orphan girl, Ingrid, is the instrument of saving the student Gunnar Hede, who has lost his wits and memory by a terrible experience, trying to save his home, his Couyntry House, and who wanders the roads as a Pedlar, but at the same time afraid of most everything, especially animals. As told by Lagerloef it is a both fascinating and sweet story, as are all the others. (Summary by Lars Rolander)

Genre(s): General Fiction, Short Stories

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 01 - The Story of a Country House - Part 1 Lars Rolander
00:28:40
Play 02 02 - The Story of a Country House - Part 2 Lars Rolander
00:21:59
Play 03 03 - The Story of a Country House - Part 3 Lars Rolander
00:43:42
Play 04 04 - The Story of a Country House - Part 4 Lars Rolander
00:28:09
Play 05 05 - The Story of a Country House - Part 5 Lars Rolander
00:17:58
Play 06 06 - The Story of a Country House - Part 6 Lars Rolander
00:17:04
Play 07 07 - The Story of a Country House - Part 7 Lars Rolander
00:20:10
Play 08 08 - The Story of a Country House - Part 8 Lars Rolander
00:33:43
Play 09 09 - The Story of a Country House - Part 9 Lars Rolander
00:32:07
Play 10 10 - Queens at Kungahalla - On the Site of the Great Kungahalla - The Forest Queen Lars Rolander
00:38:43
Play 11 11 - Queens at Kungahalla - Sigrid Storrade Lars Rolander
00:24:14
Play 12 12 - Queens at Kungahalla - Astrid - Part 1 Lars Rolander
00:19:44
Play 13 13 - Queens at Kungahalla - Astrid - Part 2 Lars Rolander
00:29:32
Play 14 14 - Queens at Kungahalla - Astrid - Part 3 Lars Rolander
00:37:12
Play 15 15 - Old Agnete Lars Rolander
00:17:48
Play 16 16 - The Fisherman's Ring - Part 1 Lars Rolander
00:25:32
Play 17 17 - The Fisherman's Ring - Part 2 Lars Rolander
00:22:12
Play 18 18 - Santa Caterina of Siena Lars Rolander
00:33:21
Play 19 19 - The Empress's Money-Chest Lars Rolander
00:19:44
Play 20 20 - The Peace of God Lars Rolander
00:28:38
Play 21 21 - A Story from Halstanäs Lars Rolander
00:22:33
Play 22 22 - The Inscription on the Grave Lars Rolander
00:26:46
Play 23 23 - The Brothers Lars Rolander
00:15:37