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Author: Sigrid Undset
Published: 1911
Language: English
Wordcount: 98,512 / 260 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 86.4
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 1,862
Added to site: 2007.11.17 19080

The story of a Norwegian girl who falls in love with a compatriot while she is living in Rome with a group of art students. When the couple returns to Norway the situation of Turgenev's "First Love" is repeated, for the man's father falls in love with and wins the woman whom his son adores.

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e added, raising his hat again.

"Where do you live?" asked the taller girl.

"At a place called the Albergo Torino, close to the station," he explained.

"He should take the Trastevere tram at San Carlo ai Catenari," said the other.

"No; better take a No. 1 at the new Corso."

"But those cars don't go to the Termini," answered the little one.

"Yes, they do. Those that have San Pietro, stazione Termini, written on them," she explained to Helge.

"Oh, that one! It runs past Capo le Case and Ludovisi and an awful long way about first - it will take an hour at least to the station with that one."

"No, dear; it goes direct - straight along Via Nazionale."

"It does not," insisted the other; "it goes to the Lateran first."

The taller girl turned to Helge: "The first turning right will take you into a sort of market. From there you go along the Cancellaria on your left to the new Corso. If I remember rightly, the tram stops at the Cancellaria

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