Purchase one of 1st World Library's Classic Books and help support our free internet library of downloadable eBooks. Visit us online at www.1stWorldLibrary.ORG - - The Treasure is an opposite fairy tale, presenting Prince Charming as he really is: an orphan girl is cleaning fish and foreseeing her life of poverty; a man well-dressed in seductive splendor woos her and offers her ... forever after. There is only one catch: she must betray her sister. Although Selma Lagerlof won the Nobel Prize for literature in 1909, her name is known in this country - if at all - as author of a children's book only. All her other works, including novels and feminist essays, have been unavailable in English for almost fifty years.