Det går an
Author: Carl Jonas Love Almqvist
Publisher: Klassikerförlaget Steniq
Release Date: September 01, 1994
During a steamboat trip between Stockholm and Lidköping sergeant Albert falls in love with the glazier's daughter Sara Videbeck. But to marry, Sara requires them to live in an egalitarian marriage without a formal marriage ceremony and without shared property.
The novel is primarily an attack on life-long marriage as an institution and the prevention of women to become financially independent. The book's social tendency aroused lively debate and "det-går-an literature" became a concept. The issue of Det går an contributed greatly to that Almqvist was forced to leave his post as president of Nya Elementarskolan in Stockholm. The book also impeded his intended career as a priest. Even at the exile 1851 Almqvist was termed "the det-går-an priest" by his detractors.