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The Invincible Slave-Owners Karen Blixen

The Invincible Slave-Owners

Karen Blixen

Published March 6th 2014
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26 pages
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Baden-Baden, 1875: an aristocratic spa town haven where Europes elite might take the waters and continue to perpetuate centuries of upper class tradition. Axel Leth, a young Danish nobleman, quietly performs his established role amidst ageingMoreBaden-Baden, 1875: an aristocratic spa town haven where Europes elite might take the waters and continue to perpetuate centuries of upper class tradition. Axel Leth, a young Danish nobleman, quietly performs his established role amidst ageing widows and retired generals. Enter Mizzie, a red-haired beauty, shy and demure in the custody of her governess, Miss Rabe. Axel quickly falls in love. But overhearing their tête-à-tête, he soon learns that their performance runs much deeper than the superficial customs of an upper-class watering-hole.In this tale of servants, owners and the sham of the aristocratic world, Isak Dinesen unravels the deep-rooted desire of rulers to rule and the crushing burden of pretence, upbringing and social acceptance.