Strange Finns, lusty women, mariner ghosts, and sea demons haunt the coastal lands of Norway, the setting for this popular collection from 1893. It transports the reader to a strange, salty world of maelstroms and maleficent spirits, boat builders and dream-wreckers. The tales came from northern Norway, and the author was the literary toast of all of Scandinavia.
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Born near Oslo, Norway, Jonas Lie and his family lived in Tromso until he was 12. His father was a district judge. Life in this rugged Land of the Midnight Sun inspired his work in telling the tales and traditions of the Arctic lands. He attended the Naval Academy for six months, and his passion for the sea is evident in much of his writing.
Lie became a lawyer and bank commissioner in Oslo but after the financial crash of 1868, he decided to become a full-time writer and quicky became the toast of Scandinavia and Europe for his novels. His works were translated into German, English, Japanese, and other languages. He received the King Oscar II Medal of Merit in gold and a government author's stipend for life.Language Notes:
Text: English (translation)
Original Language: Danish
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Book Description Penfield Press, 1995. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Laurence Housman (illustrator). book. Bookseller Inventory # M1572160217
Book Description Penfield Press, 1995. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P111572160217