Anecdotes of Destiny by Isak Dinesen

These five rich, witty and magical stories from the author of Out of Africa include one of her most well known tales, ‘Babette’s Feast’, which was made into the classic film. It tells the story of a French cook working in a puritanical Norwegian community, who treats her employers to the decadent feast of a lifetime. There is also a real-life Prospero and his Ariel in ‘Tempests’, a mysterious pearl-fisher in ‘The Diver’ and a brief, tragic encounter in ‘The Ring’. All the stories have a mystic, fairy-tale quality, linked by themes of angels, the sea, dreams and fate. They were among the last to be written by Isak Dinesen, and show her as a master of short fiction.

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The 1888th greatest fiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 21st on 100 Best Books (Montana State University)

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Name Binding Sales Rank Lowest New Lowest Used Published
Anecdotes of Destiny Paperback 13761058 $0.01 1988
Anecdotes of Destiny and Ehrengard Paperback 346879 $5.43 $0.47 1993
Anecdotes of Destiny and Ehrengard (Vintage International) Kindle Edition 72443 2011
Babette's Feast and Other Anecdotes of Destiny Mass Market Paperback 13007343 $8.49
Babette's Feast & Other Anecdotes of Destiny Paperback 1324397 $56.01 $1.99 1988
Anecdotes of Destiny (Penguin Modern Classics) Paperback 2578375 $42.72 $3.63 2001
Anecdotes of Destiny Hardcover 464959 $95.07 $7.47
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