Mo small sensation was created in Denmark, and, in fact, throughout Europe, when, towards the end of 1910, " The Dangerous Age," by Mme. Karin Michaelis, was published - a book which in Denmark alone ran into seven editions within ten months. By some it was denounced as an immoral book, but all agreed that its strength and power furnished but another illustration of the remarkable literary skill of the lady who to-day is regarded as among the foremost of Danish writers. It was in 1898 that the first novel written by Mme. Michaelis was published, and since then not a year has passed without two volumes appearing from her pen. Mme. Michaelis was born in 1872 at Radners, Jutland, where her father was employed in the Danish Telegraph Office. Early in life she displayed her literary skill by contributing novels, stories, and sketches to magazines, and later entered upon a journalistic career on one of the Copenhagen daily papers. It was while engaged upon this work that she met Sophus Michaelis, the well-known author, dramatist, and journalist.
Madame Karin Michaelis