Last edited by Meztizilkree
Tuesday, May 5, 2020 | History

2 edition of The Stockholm Octavo found in the catalog.

The Stockholm Octavo

by Karen Engelmann

  • 45 Want to read
  • 37 Currently reading

Published by Ecco Books in New York, NY .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Epistolary fiction,
  • English fiction

  • About the Edition

    Emil Larsson, a bureaucrat in the Office of Customs and Excise in 1791 Stockholm, drinker, card player, and bachelor, begins a search when a fortune teller lays an Octavo for him, a spread of eight cards that foretell that eight individuals can help him to realize a vision to lead him to love and connection.

    Edition Notes

    StatementKaren Engelmann
    The Physical Object
    Pagination416 pages ;
    Number of Pages416
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL26533753M
    ISBN 100062218506
    ISBN 109780062218506
    LC Control Number2013431901
    OCLC/WorldCa849686657

      ‎One man’s fortune holds the key to a nation’s fate in this sensational debut novel set in 18th-century Sweden. The Stockholm Octavo by Karen Engelmann transports readers to a colorful Scandinavian world of intrigue and magic in a dazzling golden age   Our Reading Guide for The Stockholm Octavo by Karen Engelmann includes Generic Book Club Discussion Questions, Book Reviews, Plot Summary-Synopsis and Author ://?start=3.

    The book takes you to 17th-century Sweden. Melissa read The Stockholm Octavo and loved it; it wouldn't be on our site if she didn't recommend it. buy. buy. is an online bookstore with a mission to financially support independent bookstores and give back to the book :// "The Stockholm Octavo is a book I really wanted to love. The premise: an historical fiction tale, laced with mystery, intrigue and hints of magic, set at a time and place I haven't read a lot about, really drew me to this novel. Coupled with the fact this is a debut work, I was utterly sold as soon as I read the description of the :// /the-stockholm-octavo.

    Editions for The Stockholm Octavo: (Hardcover published in ), (Kindle Edition published in ), (Paperback published in ) Get this from a library! The Stockholm Octavo. [Karen Engelmann] -- Emil Larsson, a bureaucrat in the Office of Customs and Excise in Stockholm, drinker, card player, and bachelor, begins a search when a fortune teller lays an Octavo for him, a spread of eight


Share this book
You might also like
Autumn anthology

Autumn anthology

Analysis of vibrations in power saws.

Analysis of vibrations in power saws.

Swim!

Swim!

Twelve years

Twelve years

Armory Square

Armory Square

Sign language for everyone

Sign language for everyone

Zaagidiwin is a many splendoured thing

Zaagidiwin is a many splendoured thing

Experiments of the selection of a method evaluating the fire resistance of some materials based on macromolecular compounds

Experiments of the selection of a method evaluating the fire resistance of some materials based on macromolecular compounds

Can the arts keep performing?

Can the arts keep performing?

The sailor-boy

The sailor-boy

Worcestershire County Records

Worcestershire County Records

The knowlege [sic] and practice of Christianity made easy to the meanest capacities

The knowlege [sic] and practice of Christianity made easy to the meanest capacities

East of malta, west of Suez

East of malta, west of Suez

Belchers farmers almanack for the province of Nova Scotia, Dominion of Canada, for the year of Our Lord 1875

Belchers farmers almanack for the province of Nova Scotia, Dominion of Canada, for the year of Our Lord 1875

The Stockholm Octavo by Karen Engelmann Download PDF EPUB FB2

The Stockholm Octavo is a complex piece to consider or review. My opinion of the book has been high all the way through, though I have had trouble nailing down why I enjoyed it as much as I did. Engelmanns writing is fluid, graceful and highly ://   The book begins in Stockholm in the year and the octavo of the title is a form of divination by playing card through which a possible future is mapped out for a given individual by the selection of eight cards.

The cards are not from a normal pack, each being a  › Books › Literature & Fiction › Genre Fiction. The Stockholm Octavo is an irresistible cipher between two covers—an atmospheric tale of many rogues and a few innocents gambling on politics and romance in the cold, cruel north.

New York Times Book Review. The best novels are the ones that keep you up until 4AM   One man’s fortune holds the key to a nation’s fate in this sensational debut novel set in 18th-century Sweden.

The Stockholm Octavo by Karen Engelmann transports readers to a colorful Scandinavian world of intrigue and magic in a dazzling golden age of high art, music, and opulent fashion. A masterwork of historical fiction in the vein of Patrick Suskind’s classic novel, Perfume, The Stockholm Octavo Karen Engelmann.

Ecco, $ (p) ISBN Buy this book. Political and social intrigue are merged through the medium of the mystical card layout called the The “Octavo” is a set of eight cards that, when dealt by an expert, provides all the clues the subject will need in order to chart a successful path through life.

One such expert is the visionary Mrs. Sparrow, who runs the Octavo for her well-heeled friends (including King Gustav himself) in the upper room of her famous Stockholm ://   Book Reviews [A] deliciously sly first novel The Stockholm Octavo is an irresistible cipher between two covers—an atmospheric tale of many rogues and a few innocents gambling on politics and romance in the cold, cruel north.

New York Times Book Review A full deck of piquant pleasures elegant and precarious Engelmann captures the lost enterprises and values of another time, the weird 'The Stockholm Octavo is a masterful book, where a win for one character is a loss for another and where any kind of loss sparks a new round of plotting and intrigue.

Read it, you'll be glad you did. If you like novels that work on many levels at once, read this stunning tessellation of a book, where fortune is the flip side of intrigue and  › Fiction › Women Writers & Fiction › Women's Popular Fiction.

Stockholm, “Venice of the North,” in an era of enlightenment and revolution is the setting for a refreshing historical novel grounded in a young man’s search for a wife but which takes excursions into politics, geometry (Divine and other), numerology, the language of fans and, above all, cartomancy—fortunetelling using ://   In “The Stockholm Octavo,” even a fan becomes a character, endowed with special properties and the pronoun “she.” One of the Uzanne’s painted /09/books/review/ The Stockholm Octavo is set in Sweden during a period of upheaval for royals across Europe as the French Revolution is under way.

The novel follows a group of Swedish commoners loyal to King Gustaf, whose attempts to negotiate a middle ground between a monarchy and a republic is met with resistance from his :// In her debut novel, The Stockholm Octavo, Karen Engelmann creates not only a convincing world and memorable characters, but a fate-changing card game.

Mrs. Sparrow, the proprietress of one of Stockholm's most exclusive gaming salons, lays the Octavo for only the most special of customers—until her sixth sense informs her that a humble customs official, Emil, might play a pivotal role   One man’s fortune holds the key to a nation’s fate in this sensational debut novel set in 18th-century Stockholm Octavo by Karen Engelmann transports readers to a colorful Scandinavian world of intrigue and magic in a dazzling golden age of high art, music, and opulent fashion.A masterwork of historical fiction in the vein of Patrick Suskind’s classic novel, Perfume, K – the 18th C and and an octavo are an interesting mix and it’s always nice to travel to Stockholm – a game of chance and an intriguing premise showcasing the best old parts of Stockholm and its old town – very intriguing and completely enhanced by the book.

Emil Larsson is a self-satisfied bureaucrat, drinker, card-player, and bachelor in Stockholm. However his life is turned upside down with the arrival of Mrs. Sofia Sparrow, a fortune-teller and proprietor of an exclusive gaming parlor.

She lays an Octavo for Emil, a spread of eight cards that augur the eight individuals who can help him realize the golden path that will lead to love and One man's fortune holds the key to a nation's fate in this sensational debut novel set in 18th-century Stockholm Octavo by Karen Engelmann transports readers to a colorful Scandinavian world of intrigue and magic in a dazzling golden age of high art, music, and opulent fashion.A masterwor item 5 The Stockholm Octavo by Engelmann, Karen Book The Fast Free Shipping - The Stockholm Octavo by Engelmann, Karen Book The Fast Free Shipping.

$ Free shipping. No ratings or reviews yet. Be the first to write a review. Best Selling in Fiction & Literature. See  › eBay › Books › Fiction & Literature.

One man’s fortune holds the key to a nation’s fate in this sensational debut novel set in 18th-century Stockholm Octavo by Karen Engelmann transports readers to a colorful Scandinavian world of intrigue and magic in a dazzling golden age of high art,   Its title of The Stockholm Octavo refers to a particular form of cartomancy where the fortune of an individual is predicted by the laying and interpretation of playing cards.

Told in the first person from Emil's point of view, the book tells of his search for the eight, and how this quest develops from a personal to a political one of national Set against the luminous backdrop of late 18th-century Stockholm, as the winds of revolution rage through the great capitals of Europe, The Stockholm Octavo brings together a collection of characters, both fictional and historical, whose lives tangle in political conspiracy, love, and magic in a breathtaking tale that will leave you ://.

The Stockholm Octavo: A Novel by Karen Engelmann in DJVU, FB2, TXT download e-book. Welcome to our site, dear reader! All content included on our site, such as text, images, digital downloads and other, is the property of it's content suppliers and protected by US and international copyright ://  Last fall when I read The Stockholm Octavo, I knew it was headed for good things.

The hardcover did well and Karen Engelmann’s book is now being released in paperback. There is intrigue, mysticism, history and scandal. It’s a beautiful combination that has appeal for fans of a variety of genres. Karen Engelmann has practical knowledge [ ]  The Stockholm Octavo is an irresistible cipher between two covers—an atmospheric tale of many rogues and a few innocents gambling on politics and romance in the cold, cruel north.” — New York Times Book Review