Life, Letters, and Posthumous Works of Fredrika Bremer

Paperback | January 16, 2012

byFredrika Bremer

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1868. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... SKETCHES. MY DREAM. I Had last night a strange dream. I fancied that I was in Stockholm. It was evening. I was expecting visitors: I was just going to dress to receive them, and I went for this purpose through the dining-room, when the door opened, and my good old friend Eric Reuterborg entered, elegantly dressed, his hair speckled with gray, curled in a toupet on the forehead exactly as when he was alive. I became alarmed, for I was well aware that he had been dead three years. But I was pleased, nevertheless, for the thought suddenly crossed my brain--think if he is not really dead! and doubtful and astonished, I went to meet him, asking: " Is it possible! Are you not--" "Reuterborg?" he answered in a friendly and cheerful tone; "yes, it is." An indescribable feeling of awe seized me, while we went into the drawing-room together. I remembered having seen him in his coffin; remembered the cold, sad expression in his face which had succeeded that of kindness and open-heartedness; remembered how I had placed flowers at his feet, and put hyacinths in his cold, bluish hand, which drooped their heads upon his breast; and afterwards I had planted flowers upon his grave. Yes, he was indeed dead, and that which I now beheld was his ghost. While these memories passed before me, I stared at the form which now stood beside me, and I drew timidly back while I said: "But how--how is it possible?" At the same moment his face, until now so friendly and calm, became troubled, looked disturbed, and he also drew back, became shadowy and dim. Then the fear seized me that he would in this way leave me. I summoned up my courage; approached him again; called him by endearing names; begged him to be heartily welcome, and expressed my great delight at seeing him again. He now grew bri...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1868. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... SKETCHES. MY DREAM. I Had last night a strange dream. I fancied that I was in Stockholm. It was evening. I was expecting visitors: I ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:138 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.3 inPublished:January 16, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217231659

ISBN - 13:9780217231657

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