The Red Room by August Strindberg

"The Red Room" is a satirical novel that presents a critique of Stockholm society in the late 19th century. The story follows a young idealistic civil servant who loses his job, becomes a journalist, then turns to politics and, along the way, meets a variety of people who open his eyes to the corruption and hypocrisy of society. The novel is a scathing commentary on the political, financial, social, and moral institutions of the time.

The 997th greatest book of all time


Published
1879
Nationality
Swedish
Type
Fiction
Pages
200-300
Words
68,000
Original Language
Swedish

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