The Best Intentions

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ISBN: 9781628729047
Publisher: Arcade Publishing
Language: English
Page Count: 298
Size: 9.00" l x 6.00" w x 1.00"
Series: N/A

Based on the courtship and marriage of Ingmar Bergman's own parents, The Best Intentions describes the complex, tumultuous love of a man and woman and the miracle of what love is: overriding and, so often, inexplicable. Henrik is a struggling, somber divinity student; Anna the impetuous but slightly pampered daughter of a bourgeois family. Anna's mother, Karin, fiercely opposes their marriage and uses everything in her power--including deceit--first to prevent it, then to break it up. Yet even her basest actions are not ill-meaning but filled with good intentions. In fact, all the characters act with the best intentions, however wrongheaded their behavior.

Incorporating some of the elements of stage and screen, including cinematic dialogues and personal asides, Bergman has written a novel of great beauty and uncompromising honesty, a work filled with joy and sadness, sacrifice and reconciliation--and above all, abiding love.

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