The Red Room

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A vivid portrayal of Stockholm’s intellectual and creative circles

August Strindberg

“The Red Room” (“Röda rummet”) is a classic novel by renowned Swedish author August Strindberg, first published in 1879. Set against the backdrop of late 19th-century Stockholm, it offers a critical view of Swedish society with a focus on its intellectual and creative circles. The novel is known for its rich portrayal of characters and settings, as well as its sharp social commentary. Strindberg’s narrative takes the reader through various aspects of Stockholm life, from the upper echelons of society to the struggles of the working class. “The Red Room” remains a significant work in Swedish literature, reflecting the societal issues and cultural shifts of its time.