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Parjumouf : saga ifrån Nya Holland
Bib ID 825117
Format BookBook
Author
Almqvist, C. J. L. (Carl Jonas Love), 1793-1866
 
Description Stockholm : Gadelius, 1817 
98 pages ; 14 cm. 
Biography/History

Parjumouf is one of Almqvist's first published works, written at a time in his life when his main influence was the philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau. This novella, a story within a story, relates the strange, romantic tale of Parjumouf, a woman who lives in the earthly paradise that is to be found on the western slopes of the recently-crossed Blue Mountains of New South Wales. Almqvist's storyteller, who recounts the adventure to a gathering in a Bordeaux wine merchant's, refers to Australia as both New Holland and Ulimaroa, a term Almqvist had borrowed from the Swedish geographer Daniel Djurberg, and which originally derives from the account of Cook's first voyage.

Notes

The first work of fiction written in Swedish to have an Australian setting.

Cited In

Ferguson, J.A. Bibliography of Australia, 691a

Subjects Australia -- Fiction.

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