|Original title||Tösen från Stormyrtorpet|
|Translator||Velma Swanston Howard|
Published in English
The Girl from the Marsh Croft (Swedish : Tösen från Stormyrtorpet) is a 1908 novella by the Swedish writer Selma Lagerlöf. The story has been adapted numerous times for film.
Swedish is a North Germanic language spoken natively by 10 million people, predominantly in Sweden, and in parts of Finland, where it has equal legal standing with Finnish. It is largely mutually intelligible with Norwegian and to some extent with Danish, although the degree of mutual intelligibility is largely dependent on the dialect and accent of the speaker. Both Norwegian and Danish are generally easier for Swedish speakers to read than to listen to because of difference in accent and tone when speaking. Swedish is a descendant of Old Norse, the common language of the Germanic peoples living in Scandinavia during the Viking Era. It has the most speakers of the North Germanic languages.
Selma Ottilia Lovisa Lagerlöf was a Swedish author and teacher. She published her first novel, Gösta Berling's Saga, at the age of 33. She was the first female writer to win the Nobel Prize in Literature, which she was awarded in 1909. Additionally, she was the first female to be granted a membership in The Swedish Academy in 1914.
The story was originally featured in the collection En saga om en saga och andra sagor, published through Bonniers in 1908. The whole collection was published in English as The Girl from the Marsh Croft in 1910, translated by Velma Swanston Howard.The story was republished in Sweden in 1917 in its own volume.
Albert Bonniers Förlag is a Swedish publishing company founded in 1837. It claims to be one of the oldest Swedish publishing companies.
Seven film adaptations exist. The first was a 1917 adaptation by Victor Sjöström, known as The Lass from the Stormy Croft , which was a vital early part of what is known as the Golden Age of Swedish Silent Cinema. The other versions are a German and a Turkish in 1935, a Finnish in 1940, another Swedish in 1947, a Danish in 1952 and another German in 1958.
Victor David Sjöström was a pioneering Swedish film director, screenwriter, and actor. He began his career in Sweden, before moving to Hollywood in 1924. Sjöström worked primarily in the silent era; his best known films include The Phantom Carriage (1921), He Who Gets Slapped (1924), and The Wind (1928). Sjöström was Sweden's most prominent director in the "Golden Age of Silent Film" in Europe. Later in life, he played the leading role in Ingmar Bergman's Wild Strawberries (1957).
The Lass from the Stormy Croft is a 1917 Swedish drama film directed by Victor Sjöström, based on the 1908 novella with the same title by Selma Lagerlöf. It was the first in a series of successful Lagerlöf adaptions by Sjöström, made possible by a deal between Lagerlöf and A-B Svenska Biografteatern to adapt at least one Lagerlöf novel each year. Lagerlöf had for many years denied any proposal to let her novels be adapted for film, but after seeing Sjöström's Terje Vigen she finally decided to give her consent.
The Girl from the Marsh Croft is a 1935 German drama film directed by Douglas Sirk and starring Hansi Knoteck, Ellen Frank and Kurt Fischer-Fehling. It was adapted from the novel The Girl from the Marsh Croft by Selma Lagerlöf. It has been described as a "prototype Heimatfilm. It was remade in 1958.
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Gösta Berling's Saga is the debut novel of Swedish author Selma Lagerlöf, published in 1891. It was made into a 1924 silent film directed by Mauritz Stiller starring Greta Garbo, Lars Hanson and Gerda Lundequist. A 1925 opera I cavalieri di Ekebù by Riccardo Zandonai was also based on it.
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Husmandstøsen is a 1952 Danish family film directed by Alice O'Fredericks. It is based on the 1908 novella The Girl from the Marsh Croft by Selma Lagerlöf.
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The Girl from the Marsh Croft is a 1958 West German drama film directed by Gustav Ucicky and starring Maria Emo, Claus Holm and Eva Ingeborg Scholz. It was adapted from the novel The Girl from the Marsh Croft by Selma Lagerlöf. It was a remake of a 1935 film of the same name.
The Treasure is a 1904 novel by the Swedish writer Selma Lagerlöf. Its original Swedish title is Herr Arnes penningar, which means "Mr. Arne's money". It has also been published in English as Herr Arne's Hoard. Set in Bohuslän in the 16th century, it tells the story of a group of Scottish mercenaries who escape from prison; they go on to murder a family to steal a treasure chest, after which one of them falls in love with the family's sole survivor.
The Tale of a Manor is an 1899 novel by the Swedish writer Selma Lagerlöf. It tells the story of a young woman who tries to rescue the man she loves from madness, caused by shame and sorrow. It was published in English in 1923, in a portmanteau volume titled The Tale of a Manor and Other Sketches. The 1923 film The Blizzard by Mauritz Stiller is loosely based on the novel.
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