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The Treasure

3.45  ·  Rating details ·  697 Ratings  ·  49 Reviews
Early twentieth century novel from the Swedish author and first woman writer to win the Nobel Prize for Literature.
Paperback, 76 pages
Published May 4th 2007 by Dodo Press (first published 1904)
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Araz Goran
رواية جميلة وكلاسيكية بإمتياز من تأليف الروائية السويدية سلمى لاجرلوف الحائزة على جائزة نوبل للأداب لسنة 1909 وهو أول مؤلفة نسائية تحصل على هذه الجائزة القديرة..







تدور أحداث الرواية في أحدى البلدات النرويجية حيث تقع جريمة بشعة يسطو خلالها ثلاث أشقياء على منزل الكاهن آرن وقتله مع أسرته وثم سرقة الكنز الذي يحتويه المنزل الذي كان يسكن فيه آرن.. الفتاة
يختفي المجرمون من دون أن تطالهم يد العدالة ويسيحون في البلدة وهم يغتنمون بغنيمتهم ..

الفتاة اليتيمة الزاليل الناجية الوحيدة من بيت الكاهن تأخذ على عاتقه
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Carla

Selma Lagerlöf (1858 - 1940)

Uma história simples, ingénua até na forma como é contada, mas poderosa pelo dilema moral que encerra.

Aconselhável sobretudo a um público leitor mais jovem já que possui elementos susceptíveis de despoletar a "faísca" que os poderá manter nos domínios da leitura.
Debbie Zapata
Jan 10, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: additions
I read this at Project Gutenberg and was surprised to see a note at the beginning that said the forward to the book would be at the end, since it contained details about the plot. I thought it was nice of the transcribers to arrange the edition that way, since I have read a few introductions and forwards which spoiled the suspense of the book for me. Sometimes it is better to skip such things until after the book itself is read!

The Treasure takes place in Sweden in the 1500's. We first meet a fi
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براء موسى
Dec 19, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 6
لك أن تتخيل عزيزي القارئ مدى السذاجة التي تحويها دفتي هذا الكتاب
تبدأ الرواية التي صدرت عام 1904 بالحديث عن بائع سمك متجول يدعى تورارين يأخذه عناء التعب للاستراحة في كنيسة مدينة بوسلين السويدية في بيت الكاهن "آرن" الذي يقوم مع زوجته بتربية فتاة يتيمة إلى جانب ابنة اخته "اليزاليل"
وفي العشاء يترائى لزوجة الكاهن خطراً يحيق بهم إلا أن الكاهن لا يصدق نبوءة الزوجة إلا عندما تقع الواقعة ويقتل الكاهن وزوجته والفتاة اليتيمة على يد ثلاثة رجال اسكتلنديين طمعاً في ثروة الكاهن.
وبعد انتشار خبر حادثة القتل يباد
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Mafalda Fernandes
Selma Lagerlöf knew how to mix a little bit of horror (in this case with ghosts) in the ordinary life of common people. Her writing always remind me traditional stories.
In this story Selma tells about a condemned treasury and all the people around it.
César
Jun 04, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017, _owned
Gótico escandinavo. Um conto a la Poe com todos os ingredientes clássicos.
Tanja Berg
En kort liten spökhistoria om vad som utspelade sig efter att pastor Arne blev rån-mördad. Full av spöken, hämnd och moraliska dilemman.
Anetq
A dramatic tale of murder and theft, deceit and vengeance from beyond the grave. All crammed into this short little classic by Nobel Prize-winner Lagerlöf. In a sense it's almost a nordic variety of magic realism (in the best possible way). Our heroine narrowly escapes a gruefull death, must sacrifice her loves for justice and peace of the dead and pay the highest prize to make things right. And while that all sound a bit heavy, dark and nordic [in the style of the later Strindberg etc.] this no ...more
Ana
O Tesouro é o primeiro livro da autora Selma Lagerlof que leio. Já tinha nos meus planos ler esta escritora este ano, mas o livro escolhido não era este, mas sim o famoso “A Maravilhosa Viagem de Nils Holgersson Através da Suécia”. No entanto, mudei de ideias e decidi ler este pequeno conto.
Este livro é um misto de mistério e fantasia, mas ao mesmo tempo parece um conto tradicional da Suécia, pois tem alguns dizeres e saberes do povo sueco. Gostei do lado de mistério que a autora deu ao livro,
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Adam
Nov 15, 2008 rated it really liked it
Late one winter night, three barbaric foreigners enter Solberga parsonage and kill the old, well-to-do priest and his family and servants, and then haul away their valuables. Only one member of the household manages to hide herself and escape the massacre--Elsalill, a young orphan girl who had been adopted by the priest and his family. So it falls to this girl, and to the ghost of her adopted sister, to see that justice is carried out.

The Treasure, like The Lowenskold Ring, is one of Lagerlof’s
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عــــادي
يتضح لي جليا إن ( الترجمة ) شوهت الرواية بالقفز بين الأحداث والتعجل الواضح في السرد .. وهذا ما لاحظته في ( إزابيل ) رواية أخرى ضمن نفس السلسلة هذه
( الروايات الحائزة على جائزة نوبل )
إقتنيت إثنتين من السلسلة ولا أنوي إقتناء البقية
Tatyana Naumova
Как круто, а!
Tita
Jan 10, 2011 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: meus, livros-2011
Comprei este livro na feira do livro que houve na Fundação António Cupertino Miranda, no Porto, durante o mês de Janeiro. A autora foi-me recomendada por um amigo, o que me fez comprar “A Maravilhosa Viagem de Nils Holgersson Através da Suécia” e este, cuja sinopse me pareceu interessante, pois mencionava que se enquadrava dentro do género fantástico.
Apesar de ser um livro pequeno, que numa horita se chega ao fim, não foi um livro que me prendesse. É-nos apresentado um ambiente sobrenatural, ond
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Natalie (weneedhunny)
My first delve into Selma Lagerlöfs fiction, and I was pleasantly surprised. It took some getting used to, the old-timy language and the setting (1500s), but it's actually quite enjoyable to read. I found it to be very atmospheric, sort of feels like a mix between gothic and a fairytale, something you'd tell around a fire in the woods. For such a short novel it still feels very fullfilled. I think is the type of story a lot of people would enjoy, perhaps not to the degree I did, and there's a lo ...more
Sara
Jan 03, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2015
I have wanted to read something by Selma Lagerlöf for a long time and I decided to go for "Herr Arne's Penningar" as I already had it on my shelf. I was pleasantly surprised by this book. It is a haunting ghost story that follows the aftermath of a brutal murder of a clergyman, Herr Arne, and his family and staff. It was very easy to read, it reminds me of a very dark fairytale more than an adult novel. I really enjoyed it and it took no time at all. I'm looking forward to reading more from Selm ...more
El Rey De Francia
Herr Arnes Penningar or Treasure in English translation, is a beautiful novella by Selma Lagerlöf. Written with huge influence of good old nordic sagas, Lagerlöf creates a mesmerizing environment, full of mysticism and makes reader live and feel the heroes lives until the end. It is kind of a novel which does not really have any drawbacks, the plot and the writing are masterfully arranged and the only thing that comes up to your mind is to say that the writer is Genius. Masterpiece.
Kenny
May 12, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: classics_novels
The tale is brief and to the point. The writing is reminiscent of the Bible or European folk-tales, with its stock descriptions, frugality, and use of repetition. The story thus acquires a gravitas which belies its fantastic nature. I wouldn't have been surprised to have read this in the brothers Grimm. It may not be particularly original or "modern," but I found it quite compelling, a fable whose moral is perhaps more elusive than it seems.
Carla *Jen7waters*
Feb 18, 2010 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: awful, didnt-care
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Ahmed Emad
فازت الكاتبة بجائزة نوبل .. و لم تفز رائعتها باكثر من نجمتين !!
لم تبهرنى الرواية .. و لم اجد فيها اي نوع من انواع التشويق و الحبكة و الخيال !!

- لماذا اذا حصلت ع نجمتين ؟؟
- الروابة كتبت ف عام 1904 ..
حقيقة انا لست ع دراية كافية بأدب تلك الفترة ..
و لذلك فان هناك احتمال كبير ان تكون قصة الرواية ف تلك الفترة هى قمة الخيال و الابداع :)

عموما .. لم تعجبنى
Dennis Johansson
Apr 14, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Easy read-enthusiasts
Recommended to Dennis by: The book club
Shelves: dammiga-damer
Intriguing and eerie, it is a consistent and solid ghost story that made me have romantic thoughts about old timey superstitions. Great classic ingredients such as murder, guilt and inner conflict topped of with the paranormal and framed with a great dramatic structure. It's neat and simple, short and sweet, and for that reason it might not be the most memorable of plots.
Sara
A classic ghost story, about the grissly murder of Herr Arne and his family a dark winter's night, about the sole survivor and about the dead who wants revenge. I'm a fan of gothic tales and "Herr Arnes penningar" didn't disappoint me.
Joseph Sverker
Intressant och läsvärd för sin mytiska och sägenaktiga stil. Men det gammeldagsa språket stör något och jag tycker mig inte finna Lagerlöfs annars så mustiga språk. Jag saknar även den fantastiska gestaltningen och människokännedomen som återfinns i bl.a. Kejsaren av Portugallie
Sylvester
Mar 24, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: classic
Some absolutely stunning images in this story. The murdered girl becomes a grey shadow dogging her murderer, whispering in his ear, leaving bloody footprints? So eerily lovely. This book is a sleeper, it crept up on me, and I was entranced.
Lenča Krmíčková
Zajímavé. Láska, zrada, obětování se pro lásku a trocha tajemna. Dobře se četa a byla krátká, ale i přes to byl příbeh hodně dobrý.
سارة المغازى
كاتبة رائعة للغاية وذات خيال جميل
Keivan
Nov 21, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This would have been a good story in 1900 but it has aged poorly. Elsallil's inner conflicts was a nice touch though.
Titus Hjelm
Listened to this as an audiobook, read by a Swedish guy with the usual singing accent. Couldn't quite enjoy whatever it was that has made this a classic.
Erin
Jan 10, 2016 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Boring and dull, unfortunately.
To be fair to the book, I had to read this for Swedish class. Hmph.
Semsema Taha
Nov 06, 2016 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
حقيقي مش فاهمة المقاييس اللي علي اساسها الرواية بتاخد جايزة نوبل
Anamarija
Nov 05, 2015 rated it really liked it
ovo je zbirka klasicnih bajki, gdje se stvarno ispreplice s fantasticnim, uz obaveznu moralnu poruku, a te poruke su bezvremene. neke od prica su vrlo dojmljive, pogotovo ona o blizancima.
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Selma Ottilia Lovisa Lagerlöf was a Swedish author. In 1909 she became the first woman to ever receive the Nobel Prize in Literature, "in appreciation of the lofty idealism, vivid imagination and spiritual perception that characterize her writings". She later also became the first female member of the Swedish Academy.

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