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1907 The Red Room by Swedish Writer August Strindberg.

The Red Room ( Röda Rummet ), a landmark work of Swedish literature, is a novel by August Strindberg published in 1879 by Joseph Selingmann.

This is the author's first work, which, in the spirit of critical realism and naturalism, holds a mirror to contemporary Stockholm society. In the newspaper Aftonbladet , the work was called a novel of "filth". Nevertheless, the novel was very successful in terms of readers - in the years 1879-1880 it was published in five editions with a total circulation of 6000 copies and was translated into several languages. It was published in Czech by the Odeon publishing house (in translation František Fröhlich) four times in total, namely in 1901 , 1927, between 1932 and 1952, and most recently in 1990 .

After the publication of The Red Room, Strindberg became one of the most discussed and controversial writers in Sweden. The novel mocks the Swedish petty bourgeoisie, exposes the hypocrisy of political elites and criticizes the state apparatus. At the same time, however, it celebrates the bohemian life of artists and other idle existences. The book is a plastic image of Swedish society at that time. Arvid Falk, the protagonist of The Red Room, can be described as a largely autobiographical character, similar to the case of the vast majority of Strindberg's work.

This Book was published in 1907 in Stockholm. It is in good condition with signs of wear on the cover and the inside binding. There are no torn or creased pages.

The Book measures 7 1/8” Length x 4 7/8” Width x 1” Thick. It weighs 11.60 ounces or 328 grams.

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