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Selma Lagerlöf Velma Swanston Howard

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Jerusalem The novel describes how a Chicago mystic sparks a religious revival in the community that leads people to sell their possessions and conduct a mass pilgrimage to Jerusalem

  • Title: Jerusalem
  • Author: Selma Lagerlöf Velma Swanston Howard
  • ISBN: 9781426489228
  • Page: 490
  • Format: Paperback
  • The novel describes how a Chicago mystic sparks a religious revival in the community that leads people to sell their possessions and conduct a mass pilgrimage to Jerusalem.

    Jerusalem From upper left Jerusalem skyline looking north from St Elijah Monastery, a souq in the Old City, Mamilla Mall, the Knesset, the Dome of the Rock, the citadel known as the Tower of David and the Old City walls, and the Western Wall. Jerusalem History, Map, Culture, Facts Britannica Jerusalem Jerusalem, ancient city of the Middle East that since has been wholly under the rule of the State of Israel Long an object of veneration and conflict, Jerusalem has been governed by an extended series of dynasties and states over centuries. Jerusalem Best of Jerusalem, Israel Tourism Jerusalem Tourism TripAdvisor has , reviews of Jerusalem Hotels, Attractions, and Restaurants making it your best Jerusalem resource. Jerusalem Location and Facts HISTORY Jerusalem is a city in Israel and a site of major significance for the three largest monotheistic religions Judaism, Islam and Christianity Both Israel and Palestine have claimed Jerusalem as a capital city, and bloody conflicts to control the city have been waged for many centuries. Jerusalem Definition and Meaning Bible Dictionary Jerusalem The Name.The name Jerusalem occurs times in the Bible, timesin the Old Testament and times in the New Testament additional references to the cityoccur as synonyms. Israel online news The Jerusalem Post The Jerusalem Post is the leading online newspaper for English speaking Jewry since , bringing news and updates from the Middle East and all over the Jewish world. Jerusalem News the latest from Al Jazeera May , Stay on top of Jerusalem s biggest stories by Al Jazeera. Jerusalem Wikitravel Jerusalem Hebrew Yerushalayim, Arabic al Quds is the claimed capital city of both Israel and Palestine, although almost all foreign embassies to Israel are located in Tel Aviv, and the foreign missions to Palestine are located in Ramallah which is the de facto capital. Jerusalem A Cookbook Yotam Ottolenghi, Sami Tamimi Jerusalem A Cookbook Yotam Ottolenghi, Sami Tamimi on FREE shipping on qualifying offers A collection of recipes exploring the flavors of Jerusalem from the New York Times ibestselling author of Plenty i Jerusalem Alan Moore Jerusalem Alan Moore on FREE shipping on qualifying offers New York Times Bestseller Fierce in its imagining and stupefying in its scope

    Jerusalem From upper left Jerusalem skyline looking north from St Elijah Monastery, a souq in the Old City, Mamilla Mall, the Knesset, the Dome of the Rock, the citadel known as the Tower of David and the Old City walls, and the Western Wall. Jerusalem History, Map, Culture, Facts Britannica Jerusalem Jerusalem, ancient city of the Middle East that since has been wholly under the rule of the State of Israel Long an object of veneration and conflict, Jerusalem has been governed by an extended series of dynasties and states over centuries. Jerusalem Best of Jerusalem, Israel Tourism Jerusalem Tourism TripAdvisor has , reviews of Jerusalem Hotels, Attractions, and Restaurants making it your best Jerusalem resource. Jerusalem Location and Facts HISTORY Jerusalem is a city in Israel and a site of major significance for the three largest monotheistic religions Judaism, Islam and Christianity Both Israel and Palestine have claimed Jerusalem as a capital city, and bloody conflicts to control the city have been waged for many centuries. Jerusalem Definition and Meaning Bible Dictionary Jerusalem The Name.The name Jerusalem occurs times in the Bible, timesin the Old Testament and times in the New Testament additional references to the cityoccur as synonyms. Israel online news The Jerusalem Post The Jerusalem Post is the leading online newspaper for English speaking Jewry since , bringing news and updates from the Middle East and all over the Jewish world. Jerusalem News the latest from Al Jazeera May , Stay on top of Jerusalem s biggest stories by Al Jazeera. Jerusalem Wikitravel Jerusalem Hebrew Yerushalayim, Arabic al Quds is the claimed capital city of both Israel and Palestine, although almost all foreign embassies to Israel are located in Tel Aviv, and the foreign missions to Palestine are located in Ramallah which is the de facto capital. Jerusalem A Cookbook Yotam Ottolenghi, Sami Tamimi Jerusalem A Cookbook Yotam Ottolenghi, Sami Tamimi on FREE shipping on qualifying offers A collection of recipes exploring the flavors of Jerusalem from the New York Times ibestselling author of Plenty i Jerusalem Alan Moore Jerusalem Alan Moore on FREE shipping on qualifying offers New York Times Bestseller Fierce in its imagining and stupefying in its scope

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    1. Manny on said:

      Moving, perceptive book about religious mania, full of both intellectual and emotional intelligence. The author, who was herself deeply religious, does an excellent job of telling the story without judging the main characters. Extremely relevant to the world today - it's a shame this book isn't better known. The film is also outstanding, and equally unknown outside Sweden.

    2. Hadrian on said:

      Lagerlöf is clearly a talented writer, and it took far too long to find and read something of hers. Jerusalem is a generational story of village life and an investigation into the roles of religion. She takes into account the many parts of religion: how it is a form of social connection, a way of explaining the world, and a way for people to form new movements and cast aside material values. She has a keen eye for human behavior, and I was impressed by her depictions in a direct style. I'm stil [...]

    3. Tanja Berg on said:

      Selma Lagerlöf was the first woman to win the Nobel Prize in literature. " The Wonderful Adventures of Nils" was a much beloved story when I was little and I even returned to it as an adult. Despite this, and despite having read and liked other works by the same author, I was surprised at how modern and relevant this book was.It's a story about a Swedish community that get invaded by a religious sect. That's basically what happened, although it is subtly told. It's the story about people who le [...]

    4. Rebecca on said:

      En klassiker skriven av en av sveriges mest kända författarinnor. Boken handlar om en grupp bönder i Dalarna som beslutar sig för att åka på välfärd till Jerusalem där de stöter på problem som endast Herren själv kan hjälpa dem med. Boken speglar ett samhälle för lite mer än 100 år sen men som man ändå väldigt enkelt kan dra kopplingar mellan till idag. Riktigt bra berättelse som får en att reflektera om än det ena och än det andra.

    5. Laura on said:

      Free download available at Project Gutenberg.This is not my cup of tea. Or I am not in the right mood to read it, who knows?

    6. Bjorn on said:

      On the same day that he arrives in the holy land after never before even setting foot outside his own village, a middle-aged pilgrim comes down with a fever that proves to be fatal. Dying, he asks his companions to carry him into Jerusalem so he can at least see God's city first-hand. As they carry him through a noisy, stinky, crowded city full of people of three different faiths going about their regular business, they point out the landmarks to him: this is where the last supper was held, this [...]

    7. Parikhit on said:

      ‘Jerusalem’ was my first book authored by Selma Lagerlof, an authoress I am certain I would have never read and a chance encounter made this possible. With a splendid description and an equally splendid narration, Selma Lagerlof left me both amazed and shocked with ‘Jerusalem’. ‘Jerusalem’ narrates the simple but gargantuan story of changing dogmas and faith in a village tucked away in the lush green highlands of Sweden. It spans over two generations and faith is what Selma Lagerlof [...]

    8. Emelie on said:

      I find the book a little bit to lengthy. Really long bits that is just descriptive and adds nothing to the story, but gives flesh to the characters. I've mixed feelings about it. The language is beautiful, the narration and descriptions lovely, so I hated it, even if I loved it.Well build characters. It was a bit scary to see how fanatic they were, specially in the beginning. Interesting note she made that it was the Christians in Jerusalem that fought each other, not Christians against Jews and [...]

    9. Abby on said:

      An unexpectedly fun read. Nice ending, with not everything wrapped up neatly, but also not leaving the reader feeling a sequel is needed. I would now like to read more of her books, and I see why she won the Nobel Prize for Literature. Her description of the life of 'ordinary' people is well done without being sentimental, or too verbose or academic.

    10. Joseph Sverker on said:

      På många sätt en fantastisk bok. Hon är otrolig på att skildra livsödena. Jag har ingen aning om hur mycket som grundar sig på verkliga händelser, men jag blir väldigt nyfiken att ta reda på mer. Jag vet inte heller om Lagerlöf var nere i Jerusalem, men miljöbeskrivningar och förståelsen för landet är mycket detaljrika och målande. Mycket läsvärd.

    11. Sonia on said:

      Selma's great talent is showing fully in this compelling story. Every description has its place and meaning and in spite of the length and theme, this is a truly "unputdownable" novel. The historical setting is meticulously accurate and this makes it an interesting read. Her empathy for the characters and her lyrical prose are a joy to read.

    12. Michael Bafford on said:

      This is a great book. it has depth but also an interesting finish which kept me riveted. What begins as episodes from the lives of farm folk in a parish in the back country of north central Sweden moves outward to Palestine, to a totally different milieu, braiding together seeming unrelated people and events until we return to Dalarna and it all comes together. Ok, that's mostly bullshit, but nevertheless true. What I missed was a genealogy, although most characters were clear and their relation [...]

    13. Sara on said:

      First, before I begin my review, I just want to remark how strange it is that the only thing I remembered about "Jerusalem" before I started reading the novel was that it was about Swedish farmers that travel to Jerusalem, and that one of the main characters was a young girl. It's strange, because the movie, by Billie August, is one of my mother's favorites and I have seen parts of it multiple times during my childhood plus I'm kind of certain that we watched the movie during our Swedish classes [...]

    14. Val on said:

      The country folk of Dalecardia in Sweden go about their daily lives and try to follow the will of God. Two generations of Ingmar Ingmarssons rely mainly on the faith and tradition of previous Ingmar Ingmarssons, others are more swayed by the latest preacher in the village. People fall in love, make mistakes, get married, try not to gossip about their neighbours, make money or lose it, have arguments, hurt each others feelings, become reconciled or not and generally live their lives.This is a gen [...]

    15. Jack on said:

      Lite mycket Gud va? Annars är den intressant och rolig och fin och skildrar mycket fint människors livsöden från bara i några rader för nån bifigur till Ingmar själv. Lite seg kanske men ändå spännande med Jerusalemsskildringen. Men är det inte lite väl mansdominerat också? Eller alltså varför är guds plan att alla runtom ska vara brickor i Ingmarssönernas spel?!"Där bodde ett dåligt folk, sådant där utskum, som tillverkas, då Vår Herre vänder bort ögonen eller är syss [...]

    16. Maria Elmvang on said:

      I was very pleasantly surprised by this one. I'd heard a lot about it, mostly people saying that it was boring and long-winded, so I was a bit apprehensive when we had to read it for book club. It ended up not being boring at all though, and I really enjoyed it :-) It's about a group of Swedish farmers, who decide to move to Jerusalem to help the poor there. I think it takes place in 18-something if I recall correctly. Interesting book. It did have a rather amusing quote though - ended up being [...]

    17. Beka Sukhitashvili on said:

      წიგნი, სადაც კარგადაა ნაჩვენები, თუ როგორ ქმნიან ადამიანები საკუთარ ბედს თავად. "ღმერთმა ასე ინება", "ეს ამიტომ მოხდა", ფიქრობენ სელმას გმირები და თავად ქმნიან ცხოვრების ბორბალს."ზოგჯერ ისე ხ [...]

    18. Natalie on said:

      I think this book is very original. It often veers in unexpected directions. It challenged me when I did not expect to be challenged. It clearly illustrates the many strings that are pulling on all of us, making us act as we do. It illustrates how our own strings get intertwined with others' strings, and a real mess results! But it also shows how the mess can become untangled, sort of. It is beautiful and funny.

    19. Eva on said:

      This is a book about a whole Swedish town in the 18th century, where almost everyone living there left their homes in Sweden for the promise land in Jerusalem.As they were soon to notice, thing's weren't what they had hoped for.This book is heartbreaking, to say it least, but when the crops in Sweden died, they had nowhere to go. It shows us what people can do out of desperation. And how strong the urge to live and survive is.

    20. Chris on said:

      I read the e-book version of this from and I have to think that it was only "part 1" of a longer work. (view spoiler)[Other reviews here seem to be implying that they actually did go to Jerusalem. But my book was at 100% at a railway station. (hide spoiler)] In that sense, it was only okay. The characters and setting were well-drawn but nothing much seemed to happen.

    21. Sara on said:

      3.5: An older book about a well-established Danish farming community that's upended by a religious pot-stirrer who convinces half the community to emigrate to Jerusalem. Based on a true event. A good story for our times showing the disruption and destruction that religious fundamentalism can cause.

    22. Joseph Sverker on said:

      På många sätt en fantastisk bok. Hon är otrolig på att skildra livsödena. Jag har ingen aning om hur mycket som grundar sig på verkliga händelser, men jag blir väldigt nyfiken att ta reda på mer. Jag vet inte heller om Lagerlöf var nere i Jerusalem, men miljöbeskrivningar och förståelsen för landet är mycket detaljrika och målande. Mycket läsvärd.

    23. Lenka Petkova on said:

      "Strange, when you ask anyone's advice you see yourself what is right. Even while you are asking, you discover all at once what you hadn't been able to find out in three whole years."

    24. Ruben on said:

      The way it´s written and the speed of the plot make this book completely contemporary.Even more interesting if you consider that the whole thing is based on a true story.

    25. Chirris on said:

      La historia en sí llega a ser un poco desesperante, pero debería ser usado en clases de redacción. Además la traducción es exacta.

    26. Mattson on said:

      This is one of those very few cases when the movie is better than the book. But still, a really good book. "Inte kan det vara vackrare i backarna i Jerusalem, än här".

    27. Susan Barron on said:

      Different Enjoy her writing style but somehow I missed the point of this story. I Enjoyed other works of hers more.

    28. Sarah on said:

      A beautiful story about love and belonging, spanning two generations of farmers in 19th century Sweden.

    29. - Fey - Es on said:

      Puntuaciòn: 4,5/5Magnìficamente narrado, construcciòn de personajes y desarrollo de la trama Al igual que esta colonia de campesinos, emprendì un viaje con ellos hacia la tierra prometida."Usted es la joven Amèrica que quiere probar toda clase de aventuras y yo soy la veterana Inglaterra que conoce el mundo y sabe que es posible y que no" -P. 272 La trama basicamente es esa concepciòn dual del estar y conformarse con lo que se tiene y el riesgo que se toma al querer buscar algo mejor creo [...]

    30. Chiara Gambardella on said:

      Selma Lagerlof scrive questo romanzo con la delicatezza e la leggerezza di un contastorie, evocando un immaginario fiabesco molto legato alla sua terra, la Svezia. I contenuti sono però basati su fatti realmente accaduti intorno alla fine dell'800, ovvero la migrazione di un gruppo di agricoltori svedesi a Gerusalemme per mettere in pratica le idee di un nuovo cristianesimo, fondato a Chicago in quegli anni. La Lagerlof describe senza giudicare le dinamiche che si creano tra i nuovi coloni e tr [...]

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