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Babette's Feast

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'And it happened when Martine or Philippa spoke to Babette that they would get no answers, and would wonder if she had even heard what they said ...Or she would sit immovable on the three-legged kitchen chair, her strong hands in her lap and her dark eyes wide open, as enigmatical and fatal as a Pythia upon her tripod. At such moments, they realised that Babette was deep, and that in the soundings of her being there were passions, there were memories and longings of which they knew nothing at all.' "Babette's Feast" is a sublime celebration of eating, drinking and sensual pleasure. In Isak Dinesen's life-affirming short story, two elderly sisters living in a remote, god-fearing Norwegian community take in a mysterious refugee from Paris one night - and are rewarded for their kindness with the most decadent, luxurious feast of a lifetime.

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February 2011 : UK Mass Market Paperback

Title: Babette's Feast (Penguin Mini Modern Classics)
Author(s): Isak Dinesen
ISBN: 0-14-119593-2 / 978-0-14-119593-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Classics
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January 2015 : Canada Kindle edition

Title: Babette's Feast
Author(s): Isak Dinesen, Karen Blixen
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February 2011 : Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: Babette's Feast (Penguin Modern Classics)
Author(s): Isak Dinesen
Publisher: Penguin
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA