Cora Sandel





Cora Sandel

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born
in Oslo, Norway
December 20, 1880

died
April 03, 1974

gender
female


About this author

Cora Sandel was the pen name of Sara Cecilia Görvell Fabricius, a Norwegian writer and painter who lived most of her life abroad. Her most famous works are the novels now known as the Alberta Trilogy.

Sara Cecilia Görvell Fabricius was born in Kristiania (now Oslo). Her parents were Jens Schow Fabricius (1839–1910) and Anna Margareta Greger (1858–1903). When she was 12 years old, financial difficulties forced her family to move to Tromsø where her father was appointed a naval commander. She started painting under the tutelage of Harriet Backer, and while still a teenager moved to Paris, where she married the Swedish sculptor Anders Jönsson (1883–1965). In 1921 they returned to Sweden, where she won custody of her son Erik after divorcing Jön
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Average rating: 3.94 · 434 ratings · 32 reviews · 14 distinct works · Similar authors
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Alberta and Freedom
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4.02 of 5 stars 4.02 avg rating — 88 ratings — published 1931 — 7 editions
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Alberta Alone
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4.11 of 5 stars 4.11 avg rating — 62 ratings — published 1939 — 8 editions
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Serien om Alberte
3.82 of 5 stars 3.82 avg rating — 38 ratings — published 1939 — 3 editions
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Krane's Café: An Interior W...
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Cora Sandel: Selected Short...
4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 11 ratings — published 1985 — 2 editions
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The Silken Thread
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The Leech
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Köp inte Dondi
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Woman's Hour 50th Anniversa...
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“For her too, she had words on her lips, which died unborn, lay in her mind and turned to poison.”
Cora Sandel, Alberta and Freedom

“One was always met by a gust of greyness and narrow circumstances.”
Cora Sandel, Alberta and Freedom

“The truth was Alberta only knew what she did not want. She had no idea what she did want. And not knowing brought unrest and a giddy sensation under her heart. She existed like a negative of herself, and this flaw was added to all the others.
To get away, out into the world! Beyond this all details were blurred. She imagined somewhere open, free, bathed in sunshine. And a throng of people, none of them her relatives, none of whom could criticize her appearance and character, and to whom she was not responsible for being other than herself.”
Cora Sandel, Alberta and Jacob

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