The Emperor of Portugallia by Selma Lagerlöf

"The Emperor of Portugallia" is a poignant tale of a poor Swedish farmer who loses his sanity after his beloved daughter leaves home to work in the city. He retreats into a fantasy world where he is the Emperor of Portugallia, and his daughter is the Empress. Despite the ridicule and scorn he faces from his community, he clings to his delusions, finding comfort and solace in them. The story is a profound exploration of love, loss, and the power of the human mind to create alternate realities as a coping mechanism.

The 2430th greatest book of all time


Published
1914
Nationality
Swedish
Type
Fiction
Pages
Unknown
Words
46,000
Original Language
Swedish

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