The Löwensköld Ring

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The Löwensköld Ring
Author Selma Lagerlöf
Original titleLöwensköldska ringen
TranslatorFrancesca Martin
CountrySweden
LanguageSwedish
Publisher Bonniers
Publication date
1925
Published in English
1928
Pages186

The Löwensköld Ring (Swedish : Löwensköldska ringen) is a 1925 novel by the Swedish writer Selma Lagerlöf. It was first translated into English by Francesca Martin as The General's Ring, and thus published by Doubleday, Doran in 1928. It is the first installment in Lagerlöf's Ring trilogy, which Doubleday, Doran named The Ring of the Löwenskölds in a 1931 publication. Thus it was followed by Charlotte Löwensköld and Anna Svärd . [1]

Swedish language North Germanic language spoken in Sweden

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. Written Norwegian and Danish are usually more easily understood by Swedish speakers than the spoken languages, due to the differences in tone, accent and intonation. 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. While being strongly related to its southern neighbour language German in vocabulary, the word order, grammatic system and pronunciation are vastly different.

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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.

Charlotte Löwensköld is a 1925 novel by the Swedish writer Selma Lagerlöf. It is the second installment in Lagerlöf's Ring trilogy, or The Ring of the Löwenskölds. Thus it follows The Löwensköld Ring and is followed by Anna Svärd.

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References

  1. "Selma Lagerlöf - Bibliography". nobelprize.org. Nobel Media. Retrieved 2012-04-16.