Isak Dinesen: The Life of a Storyteller - Book One Tanne Chapters 9-14: Countess Daisy; First Tales; Love, Humble and Audacious; Rue; La Valse Mauve; Noble Prospects Summary & Analysis

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Book One Tanne Chapters 9-14: Countess Daisy; First Tales; Love, Humble and Audacious; Rue; La Valse Mauve; Noble Prospects Summary and Analysis

Summary

At about the age of twenty-one in 1906, Dinesen began keeping a diary. She started out simply recording the mundane things that happened around her, but once she met Daisy Frijs, her diary entries became more interesting. Daisy was from a rich royal family and had a disregard for taking risks. She never seemed to consider the consequences of her actions, and Dinesen found this irresistible because the behavior reminded her of her father.

Dinesen grew up during a time when storytelling was a cherished skill in families, similar to playing the piano. Families and friends entertained themselves rather than depending on television, and so...

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