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Emilie Flygare-Carlén

Flygare-Carlén, Emilie (flüˈgärĕˌ-kärlānˈ) [key], 1807–92, Swedish novelist. In The Rose of Thistle Island (1842, tr. 1844) and A Merchant's House on the Skerry (1860–61), she wrote of sea life on the Bohuslan skerries where she spent her childhood. Her 26 multivolume novels were written with the aid of a large staff of relatives and friends and throughout Europe were the most popular Swedish works of the 19th cent.

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