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Karen Blixen. With the mysterious arrival of Babette, a refugee from France's civil war, life for two pious sisters and their tiny hamlet begins to change. Before long, Babette has convinced them to try something other than boiled codfish and ale bread: a gourmet French meal. Her feast scandalizes the elders, except for the visiting general.
Just who is this strangely talented Babette, With the mysterious arrival of Babette, a refugee from France's civil war, life for two pious sisters and their tiny hamlet begins to change. Just who is this strangely talented Babette, who has terrified this pious town with the prospect of losing their souls for enjoying too much earthly pleasure? Get A Copy. Paperback , 99 pages. Published February by Penguin Modern Classics first published More Details Original Title. Other Editions Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
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Showing Average rating 3. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Start your review of Babette's Feast. Jan 05, Duane rated it really liked it Shelves: rated-books , reviewed-books , short-stories , book-challenge. Best known for her award winning memoir Out of Africa , Karen Blixen also wrote several other works. It's the story of a French woman, exiled during the political upheaval in her country, who seeks asylum in a small Norwegian village with two pious sisters. But Babette has a secret, and when good fortune smiles upon her, she uses her secret to repay the sisters Best known for her award winning memoir Out of Africa , Karen Blixen also wrote several other works.
But Babette has a secret, and when good fortune smiles upon her, she uses her secret to repay the sisters who took her in. View 2 comments. Dec 07, Bfisher rated it it was amazing Shelves: literature. This is an astonishingly good story, there is an awful lot packed into a small space. What I enjoyed most about this story is the sustained irony, the way that familiar things are stood on their heads, and how well the writer plays variations on a theme.
A great deal of this story's effect depends on familiarity with some once well-known Christian themes and images, which may make it less accessible for some.
View all 6 comments. This was a short novella about a young woman Babette who finds shelter from the civil war in France with two sisters. She stays for many years, cooking the bland food the expect but than asks a favor. She wants to prepare a French feast for the women and their guests on their Father's birthday.
Enjoyed this very much. There is some subtle humor and even a bit of a mystery. Who really is this mysterious Babette? Why at her dinner do the guests find themselves changing? Quite a good sto This was a short novella about a young woman Babette who finds shelter from the civil war in France with two sisters. Quite a good story from an author I have long wanted to read. Feb 18, Chrissie rated it liked it Shelves: norway , france , philo-psychol.
This is absolutely wonderful!!!! This novella is only 52 pages long. There is no possible excuse for not being able to find time to read this book. I remember the wonderful movie, but this is even better. The characterizations of the people are funny and moving. Great prose. I adore it. Add it to the top of your reading lists. I have read about half, 25 pages. I read Out of Africa ages ago. Was it this good?!
Should I reread it?