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Selma Lagerlöf Museum

These pictures are from the house (now a museum) of the Swedish writer Selma Lagerlöf (1858-1940). She was awarded the Nobel prize for literature in 1909. 

Her most famous work is the book about Nils Holgersson; actually it was meant as a schoolbook for Swedish children, to learn the geography of their country, written on the request of a group of teachers. The book became a huge worldwide success, with translations in more then 30 languages. 

In Selma Lagerlöf’s private library, there is a map of Sweden; the bronze (?) sculpture above it shows little Nils on the back of a goose.

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