The EmigrantsBook 1Vilhelm Moberg
THE EMIGRANTS is the first part of Vilhelm Moberg’s large ‘Emigrant’ epic about Kristina, Karl Oskar, Robert, Arvid and everyone else in the parish of Ljuder. After many years of famine and other hardships in a poverty-stricken Sweden, they decide to emigrate to the United States for a more tolerable life, and a arduous journey begins.
Vilhelm Moberg wrote straight into the Swedish people’s soul with his ‘Emigrant’ epic. THE EMIGRANTS was first published in 1949 and has been read and loved ever since. The series has also lived on through both Jan Troell’s acclaimed films and Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson’s acclaimed musical “Kristina från Duvemåla”. December 2021 a new film adaptation, directed by Erik Poppe, premiered. ‘The Emigrant’ series is a timeless love story fraught with famine, dreams and longing.