Free and Discounted Ebooks
Join 150,000 readers! Get our ebook deals straight to your inbox.

Wanderers

Cover image for

Download


Author: Knut Hamsun
Language: English
Wordcount: 96,832 / 264 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 86.9
LoC Category: PT
Downloads: 1,532
mnybks.net#: 3201
Origin: gutenberg.org

Knut Pedersen and his companion wander through Norway working here and there. Quiet observations of the country and people, mainly the gentry and middle class. The story deals frankly with the problems of marriage, faithful and unfaithful. Said to be largely autobiographical.Translated by W. W. Worster.

Show Excerpt

r what you paid for them?"

Then he turns serious, shakes his head, and says: "No, I dare say you wouldn't. No. That's the way when you've money enough and beyond."

Old Gunhild comes out from the house, and seeing us standing there by the chopping-block wasting time in idle talk, she tells Grindhusen he'd better start on the painting.

"So you've turned painter now?" said I.

Grindhusen made no answer, and I saw I had said a thing that should not have been said in others' hearing.


III

Grindhusen works away a couple of hours with his putty and paint, and soon one side of the little house, the north side, facing the sea, is done all gaily in red. At the mid-day rest, I go out and join him, with something to drink, and we lie on the ground awhile, chatting and smoking.

"Painter? Not much of a one, and that's the truth," says he. "But if any one comes along and asks if I can paint a bit of a wall, why, of course I can. First-rate _Brændevin_ this you've got."

His wife and two children l

SUBSCRIBE TO MANYBOOKS 

FREE EBOOKS 

Join 150,000+ fellow readers! Get Free eBooks and book bargains from ManyBooks in your inbox. 

We respect your email privacy

(advanced)
login | register

User ID

Password

reset password

Author of the Day

J.T. Brannan
When J.T. Brannan started writing a book about a "secret agent" doing a job for the US government, he had no idea that this was going to be the start of a bestselling series. Today, his Mark Cole books are extremely popular and Brannan a full-time writer (when he isn't teaching martial arts). As our Author of the Day, Brannan reveals how James Bond inspired his work, talks about his years in the Army and gives us a sneak peek in what he is working on right now.
Read full interview...