Also published as 'Anecdotes of Destiny'. These five rich, witty and magical stories from the author of 'Out of Africa' include one of her most well-known tales, 'Babette's Feast', which was made into an Academy Award-winning film. There is also a real-life Prospero and his Ariel in 'Tempests', a mysterious pearl-fisher in 'The Diver', a brief, tragic encounter in 'The Ring', and the triangle of 'The Immortal Story'. All the stories have a mystic, fairy-tale quality, linked by themes of angels, the sea, dreams and fate. They were among the last to be written by Karen Blixen, and show her as a master of short fiction. Danish title: 'Skæbne-anekdoter' (including 'Babettes gæstebud', 'Dykkeren', 'Storme', 'Den udødelige historie' and 'Ringen').