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Dinesen, Isak 1885-1962

Works: 550 works in 1,940 publications in 17 languages and 62,699 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Drama  Film adaptations  Short stories  Romance films  Biographical films  Records and correspondence  Horror fiction  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Bibliographic antecedent, Translator, Other
Classifications: PT8175.B545, 839.81372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Isak Dinesen
Seven Gothic tales by Isak Dinesen( Book )

47 editions published between 1934 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An anthology of seven suspenseful stories in nineteenth-century settings
Karen Blixen's Babettes Gæstebud by Gabriel Axel( Visual )

42 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,569 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the desolate coast of Denmark, two elderly, religious women take in a young woman to be their housekeeper and cook, not knowing she is a superb French chef. When the chef, (who is never called upon to cook anything more complicated or mouth-watering than boiled codfish or soup), wins a large sum of money, she decides to spend it all creating a magnificent meal
The angelic avengers by Isak Dinesen( Book )

38 editions published between 1946 and 2016 in English and Spanish and held by 1,485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To unge engelske pigers oplevelser i huset hos en mystisk præst i Frankrig
Last tales by Isak Dinesen( Book )

23 editions published between 1957 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 1,427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twelve tales in which fantasy and reality are harmoniously intermingled. Their effect is hypnotic; they are evocations that enchant the reader and give him a long after-enjoyment of unforgettable stories told with unfailing sensibility and controlled artistry
Ehrengard by Isak Dinesen( Book )

21 editions published between 1963 and 1998 in 4 languages and held by 1,332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Early in the 19th century, a couple stay in seclusion to hide the woman's pregnancy caused by premarital indiscretion
Carnival : entertainments and posthumous tales by Isak Dinesen( Book )

14 editions published between 1977 and 1987 in English and held by 1,227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Out of Africa by Isak Dinesen( Book )

56 editions published between 1937 and 1989 in 5 languages and held by 984 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Author's life on a coffee farm in Kenya
Winter's tales by Isak Dinesen( Book )

66 editions published between 1942 and 2004 in 5 languages and held by 913 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

11 short stories telling the stories of a struggling author, Danish country life, a brave Frenchwoman, a young sailor, a young married couple, a dreamer, and a wealthy child
Daguerreotypes, and other essays by Isak Dinesen( Book )

4 editions published between 1979 and 1983 in English and held by 908 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Isak Dinesen . . . had an original approach to life that permeated all her work. She loved storytelling, with the result that most of her essays are quasi-narratives, which proceed not from major to minor premise but from one anecdote to another as the way of making concrete whatever idea she is considering. Her work is a delight and at times a marvel." - The New Yorker
On modern marriage by Isak Dinesen( Book )

13 editions published between 1977 and 1987 in English and held by 617 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anecdotes of destiny by Isak Dinesen( Book )

42 editions published between 1953 and 2001 in 7 languages and held by 588 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cinq nouvelles dont celle du titre a inspiré le film de Gabriel Exel qui s'est mérité l'Oscar du meilleur film étranger en 1988
The sea-green horse : a collection of short stories by Barbara Howes( Book )

1 edition published in 1970 in English and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shadows on the grass by Isak Dinesen( Book )

16 editions published between 1960 and 1990 in 3 languages and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Memoirs of life on a Kenya coffee plantation twenty-five years ago, written in the form of four tales, which endow dramatic experience with wondrous insight
Diversions ; Songs by André Previn( )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Babettes gætebud by Isak Dinesen( Book )

103 editions published between 1952 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

4 fortællinger af Karen Blixen
Out of Africa : a condensed version of the book by Isak Dinesen( Recording )

12 editions published between 1983 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1921 Baroness Karen Blixen found herself stranded by her divorce on a Kenyan mountain farm. Instead of returning to her native Denmark, the 35-year-old Blixen stayed on and ran the farm. In 1931 she was forced to return to Denmark, where she wrote of her life in Africa and published it under the pseudonym of Isak Dinesen
Anecdotes of destiny ; and, Ehrengard by Isak Dinesen( Book )

5 editions published between 1985 and 1999 in English and Chinese and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the stories of Lady Ehrengard's affair with an eccentric portrait painter and five people in the past who are caught up in their own peculiar fates
The story of an African farm by Olive Schreiner( Book )

1 edition published in 1961 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The novel details the lives of three characters, first as children and then as adults – Waldo, Em and Lyndall – who live on a farm in the Karoo region of South Africa. The story is set in the middle- to late-19th century – the First Boer War is alluded to, but not mentioned by name
The giraffes go to Hamburg : for soprano, alto flute and piano by André Previn( )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thumbelina and other fairy tales by H. C Andersen( Book )

1 edition published in 1962 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tale of the adventures of Thumbelina, who got her name because she was no taller than a thumb, after she was taken away from her home by a toad and her son, and how she got her new name after finding a new home with people like herself
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Seven Gothic tales
Alternative Names

controlled identityAndrézel, Pierre, 1885-1962

controlled identityBlixen, Karen, 1885-1962

controlled identityBlixen, Tania, 1885-1962

controlled identityOsceola, 1885-1962

Blixen Finecke, Karen Christence Dinesen Baronesse

Blixen, Karen

Blixen, Karen 1885-1962

Blixen, Tania

Blixen, Tania 1885-1962

Dinesen, Isak

Osceola, 1885-1962

בליקסן, קרן קריסטנס

דינסן, איזיק

דינסן, איסק 1885־1962

ディネーセン, アイザック

ディネセン, イサク

The angelic avengersLast talesEhrengardCarnival : entertainments and posthumous talesOut of AfricaWinter's talesAnecdotes of destinyShadows on the grass