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Carlen, Emilie (Smith)

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Born: 1807 AD
Died: 1892 AD, at 84 years of age.

Nationality: Swedish
Categories: Novelists

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1807 - She was born on the 8th of August.

1841 - She moved to Stockholm some years later, and she married the lawyer and publicist Johan Gabriel Carlén.

         - She is best known by the hyphenated name Flygare-Carlén.

1838 - Her first novel, Valdemar Klein, was published. In that and several later novels, such as Rosen på Tistelön, Pal Värning, Enslingen pa Johannisskäret, Jungfrutornet, and Ett köpmanshus i skargarden, she wrote about life in the archipelago and the sea, while the stories of novels such as Fosterbröderna, Fideikommisset, Ett ar, En nyckfull kvinna, Kamrer Lassman, and Vindskuporna take place in the middle or upper classes.

         - She was translated into Danish, Norwegian, German, Russian, French, English, Italian, Dutch, Hungarian and Czech, and was the most widely spread Swedish novelist of her time.

1892 - She died on the 5th of February.

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