Arne; A Sketch of Norwegian Country Life

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Published: 1869
Language: English
Wordcount: 42,500 / 124 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 77.9
LoC Category: PZ
Downloads: 519
Added to site: 2011.07.23
mnybks.net#: 30481
Origin: gutenberg.org

Bjørnson was one of the first recipients of the Nobel prize in literature. This novel is among his earliest works and depicts the life of farmers on the norwegian countryside.

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against it, and she went to dress herself. But when they had gone far enough to hear the church bells, she suddenly burst into tears. The mother grew deadly pale; yet they went on to church, heard the sermon and prayers, sang all the hymns, and let the last sound of the bells die away before they left. But when they were seated at home again, the mother took Margit's face between her hands, and said, "Keep back nothing from me, my child!"

When another winter came Margit did not dance. But Nils, the tailor, played and drank more than ever, and always danced with the prettiest girl at every party. People then said, in fact, he might have had any one of the first girls in the parish for his wife if he chose; and some even said that Eli Boeen had himself made an offer for his daughter, Birgit, who had quite fallen in love with him.

But just at that time an infant born at Kampen was baptized, and received the name, Arne; but Nils, the tailor, was said to be its father.

On the evening of the sa

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