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Carlen, Emilie, novelist, was born in 1807 at Stromstad, Christiania Fjord. Her maiden name was Schmidt. From her first husband, a music-master by name Flyggare, she was divorced. She began to write novels when past 30. In 1841, being then a widow, she married a Stockholm lawyer and miscellaneous writer, J. G. Carlen, and in 1883 she died. Her novels (about 30 in number), which have been translated into various languages, deal with the every-day life of the lower and middle classes.