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Stieg Larsson

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Additional Millennium novels Larsson allegedly outlined before dying 10 Cigarettes Larsson smoked each day, which may have contributed to his early death 60 Wills left behind by Larsson, which caused contention between his family and partner of 32 years 0 The MillenniumTrilogyby the Numbers Lisbeth Salander, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Chapter 2 veryone has secrets ... It’s just a matter of finding out what they are. Sources: Encyclopaedia Britannica, The Independent, Shortlist, The Tattooed Girl by Dan Burstein, Arne de Keijzer andJohn-Henri Holmberg, The Telegraph Copyright © 2017 Course Hero, Inc. Misogyny The series’ female characters experience discrimination, harassment, and sexual violence because of their gender. Revenge Salander is determined to punish her oppressors, relying on her skills for justice rather than using the courts. Morality Many characters follow a personal moral code rather than the letter of the law. Themes Larsson was a career journalist dedicated to exposing the evils of Sweden’s right-wing extremists. He infused his Millennium trilogy with critiques of the flaws he saw in his country’s democracy. When Larsson died before the novels’ publication, he had no hint of how popular they would be. STIEG LARSSON1954–2004 Author Main Characters Nils Bjurman Corrupt guardian; abuses and rapes Salander and then tries to destroy her Dragan Armanksy Security head trusted by Salander; helps Blomkvist and Salander Erika Berger Powerful editor; refuses to back down from difficult stories Martin Vanger Serial killer following in his father’s footsteps; wealthy and successful Ronald Niedermann Giant hit man; can’t feel pain Jan Bublanksi Principled investigator; risks his job to help prove Salander innocent Alexander Zalachenko Spy turned gangster; human trafficker Lisbeth Salander Antisocial hacker seeking her version of justice against those who’ve wronged her Mikael Blomkvist Intrepid investigative journalist fighting for justice and morality in Sweden The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Mikael Blomkvist and Lisbeth Salander try to solve the 40-year-old cold case of teenager Harriet Vanger, uncovering a serial killer in the process. The Girl Who Played with Fire While researching another murder, Blomkvist discovers Salander’s father is an ex–Russian spy entangled in human trafficking. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest Framed for crimes she didn’t commit, Salander must rely on Blomkvist and other allies to exonerate her. Journalist Mikael Blomkvist and computer hacker Lisbeth Salander star in a trilogy of books set in Sweden. After investigating the mysterious death of Harriet Vanger, the duo risk their lives to expose the dangerous underworlds of sex trafficking and government conspiracy. An Unlikely Pair Battles Evil OVERVIEW Swedish Original Language 2005–07 Years Published Stieg Larsson Author The Millennium Trilogy Series Mystery

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