Title: Under The Open Sky
Publication Date: 1938
Book Condition: Very Good.No Dustjacket
Edition: 1st Edition.
New York. 1938. Vanguard. 1st American Edition. Very Good.No Dustjacket. Translated from the Danish by J. B. C. Watkins. The Author Of Pelle The Conqueror Recalls His Early Years. 330 pages. hardcover. keywords: Literature Translated Denmark Scandinavia. inventory # 11988. FROM THE PUBLISHER - This is the true story, without pretense and without posturing, of the life of a little Danish lad, first a sickly infant in the slums of Copenhagen and then winning his way to health and self-confidence as a herd boy on the island of Bornholm. Even if the reader did not know that young Martin, terrorized by a brutal, drunken father, was ultimately to win world-wide fame as an author, his attention would be held by the vivid and realistic picture presented on one hand of life among the dispossessed and on the other of a rude, vigorous and primitive folk eking out an existence from a barren land. The author, his parents, his elder brother, the farmer who later employs him, the maid servants on the farm who embarrass him - all these become alive and memorable people. The book ends on a note of confidence and joy, and when we conclude it we realize that we have been in contact with a great writer and a great soul, and that we have imbibed not only of his knowledge but also of his strength. Bookseller Inventory # 11988
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