Regina Olsen desired to "save a man from himself." Maybe it was because she could not save her father. Maybe it was for true love. Whatever the reason, Regina, who had been engaged to another man, set her course for...
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Regina Olsen desired to "save a man from himself." Maybe it was because she could not save her father. Maybe it was for true love. Whatever the reason, Regina, who had been engaged to another man, set her course for a lifelong love to a man who would become known the world over for his brilliance. Soren Kierkegaard, the passionate Danish philosopher, was drowning in his melancholy. Soren asks Regina to marry him, but before they wed, he breaks off the union in order to pursue what he perceives as God's calling on his life-to write. Regina finally marries the man who loved her all along, only to have Soren once again intrude upon her life.
Set in Copenhagen and the Danish West Indies in the mid-nineteenth century, LOVING SOREN is the true story of Danish philosopher Soren Kierkegaard, told from the point of view of his fiancee. It is about a woman who tries to save a man from himself, and ends up losing her self in the process. And it raises the issue: can you ever get over your first love? A historical novel of faith, love and idenity about one of the most regarded philosophers of the modern era.
Caroline Coleman O'Neill is a graduate of Princeton University, Oxford University and Columbia Law School. She clerked for a federal district judge and was a litigation associate at Davis, Polk & Wardwell. She lives in New York City with her family.