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Lisbeth Longfrock or Sidsel Sidsærkin

Lisbeth Longfrock or  Sidsel Sidsærkin by Hans Aanrud
By: (1863-1953)

Lisbeth Longfrock - (Sidsel Sidsærkin in its original Norwegian) was seen by the author as a book written for adults, telling the story of a young girl growing up in a farming district in a steep-sided Norwegian Valley. It was first written when the author's daughter was 8 years old, the age of Lisbeth when the book begins, so she would know about his childhood spent in similar surroundings, living on a farm and spending summer in charge of the cows and goats on the mountain pastures.

First Page:

[Illustration: LISBETH LONGFROCK]

LISBETH LONGFROCK

TRANSLATED FROM THE NORWEGIAN OF HANS AANRUD

BY

LAURA E. POULSSON

ILLUSTRATED BY

OTHAR HOLMBOE

GINN AND COMPANY BOSTON · NEW YORK · CHICAGO · LONDON ATLANTA · DALLAS · COLUMBUS · SAN FRANCISCO

COPYRIGHT, 1907, BY LAURA E. POULSSON

ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

PRINTED IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

The Athenæum Press GINN AND COMPANY · PROPRIETORS · BOSTON · U.S.A.

PREFACE

Hans Aanrud's short stories are considered by his own countrymen as belonging to the most original and artistically finished life pictures that have been produced by the younger literati of Norway. They are generally concerned with peasant character, and present in true balance the coarse and fine in peasant nature. The style of speech is occasionally over concrete for sophisticated ears, but it is not unwholesome. Of weak or cloying sweetness so abhorrent to Norwegian taste there is never a trace.

Sidsel Sidsærk was dedicated to the author's daughter on her eighth birthday, and is doubtless largely reminiscent of Aanrud's own childhood... Continue reading book >>


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