Liliecrona's Home


Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)


Liliecrona's Home was published in Sweden 1911, translated into English by Anna Harwell and published in London in 1913. The story is set in the same surroundings in the district of Värmland which Lagerlöf knew so well and used in many of her books.

At the bottom of the dried out Svartsjö lake (Black Lake) there lies the Lövdala Parsonage with its stables and outhouses. There resides the goodhearted, widowed, Pastor Lyselius and his beautiful daughter. Here one day, arrives his new wife, who turns out to be a wicked stepmother. She tempts with her cooking and other allurements, but soon shows her real self. She torments her servants and especially the parson's daughter, mamsell Maia Lisa. We follow mamsell Maia Lisa through torments and sufferings where she gets ever new and harder burdens to carry on her weak shoulders. But by her side in all weathers stands the cleareyed Little Maid, never afraid to say what she thinks or to defend justice. It is hard times when the stepmother is allowed to rule at Lövdala. Even the Parson abandons his nice personality and becomes a marionette who turns against those who he most loves. But changes will come in the end. (Summary by Lars Rolander adapted from Wikipedia-Sweden)

(7 hr 48 min)

Chapters

01 - The Storm-wind 31:16 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
02 - The Spinning-wheels 15:57 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
03 - The Black Lake 15:18 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
04 - Snow-white, part 1 35:25 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
05 - Snow-white, part 2 38:34 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
06 - The Pastor of Svartsjö -The Magic Pancake 23:45 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
07 - The Bride's Dance 38:24 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
08 - The Fox-pit 15:15 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
09 - The Silver Thaler 28:53 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
10 - The Pastor from Finland 28:34 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
11 - The Smith from Henriksberg 23:52 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
12 - Ensign Orneclou 30:53 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
13 - The Daily Round 19:35 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
14 - A Spring Evening 29:30 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
15 - The Accusation 40:40 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
16 - The Rest Stone - The Water Spirits in Lövdala 25:07 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
17 - The Home 27:10 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)