The Further Adventures of Nils

The Further Adventures of Nils available at American Swedish Institute.

The Further Adventures of Nils

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Nils Holgersson was transformed into a little tomten and experienced months of travel throughout the Swedish countryside on the back of a goose. The story was written by Selma Lagerlof, the first woman to receive the Nobel Prize in Literature, and is considered a classic in many countries in Europe. 


Selma Lagerlöf was born on the Mårbacka estate in Värmland County, Sweden, which she bought back after winning The Nobel Prize in Literature 1909.

Selma Lagerlöf's authorship is deeply rooted in folk tales, legends, and stories from her home district in Värmland County, Sweden. Her début novel, Gösta Berling's Saga, broke away from the then-prevailing realism and naturalism and is characterized by a vivid imagination. Even so, her works provide realistic depictions of people's circumstances, ideas, and social lives during the 19th-century religious revival. Lagerlöf wrote in prose. Her stories characterized by a captivating descriptive power and their language by purity and clarity.