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The Sleeping Prince is an imaginative tour de force about a frustrated, middle-aged spinster and her fantasy lover.
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Text: English (translation)
Original Language: Norwegian
First published in Norway in 1971, this engaging novel (Faldbakken's fourth) varies the "Sleeping Beauty" fairy tale into the realm of serious psychological fiction. Maude, a 47-year-old virgin, is in love with Mr. Eldmann, a quiet, unassuming fellow boardinghouse resident. She convinces herself that Eldmann is communicating with her in a secret "language of love"; in reality she's bogged down in a quagmire of self-deception. Maude's repressed sexuality becomes pathological, and as her state of mind deteriorates, her fantasy, to find a "sleeping prince," assumes disturbing proportions. Faldbakken writes convincingly from the point of view of the troubled spinster; if her fussiness is somewhat claustrophobic early in the book, the language eventually achieves a supple tension, becoming, by the dark twist at novel's end, appealingly expansive.
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Book Description Peter Owen Publishers. Paperback. Condition: VERY GOOD. Light rubbing wear to cover, spine and page edges. Very minimal writing or notations in margins not affecting the text. Possible clean ex-library copy, with their stickers and or stamp(s). Seller Inventory # 2811654123
Book Description Peter Owen Publishers. Paperback. Condition: VERY GOOD. Light rubbing wear to cover, spine and page edges. Very minimal writing or notations in margins not affecting the text. Possible clean ex-library copy, with their stickers and or stamp(s). Seller Inventory # 2895543746
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Book Description Peter Owen, London, 1988. Hardcover. Condition: VG. Dust Jacket Condition: VG. First English Language Edition. First English Language/UK edition of the Norwegian original, Maude Danser, by one of Norway's leading writers, translated and with an introduction by Janet Garton. Ex library in very good condition, may well be unread. Tape stains on boards and other library accoutrements including protective cover. Very Good unclipped dust jacket. Seller Inventory # 001088
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