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Mysteries (Penguin Twentieth-Century Classics)

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Mysteries (1892) is the story of Johan Nilsen Nagel, a mysterious stranger who suddenly turns up in a small Norwegian town one summer-and just as suddenly disappears. Nagel is a complete outsider, a sort of modern Christ treated in a spirit of near parody. He condemns the politics and thought of the age, brings comfort to the insulted and injured and gains the love of two women suggestive of the biblical Mary and Martha. But there is a sinister side of him: in his vest he carries a vial of Prussic acid. The novel creates a powerful sense of Nagel's stream of thought, as he increasingly withdraws into the torture chamber of his own subconscious psyche.

About the Author

Nobel Prize winner Knut Hamsun (1858–1952) worked as a laborer in both Scandinavia and America before establishing himself as a successful playwright and novelist.

Sverre Lyngstad, the preeminent scholar of Norwegian literature, is Distinguished Professor Emeritus of English and Comparative Literature at the New Jersey Institute of Technology.

Sverre Lyngstad, the preeminent scholar of Norwegian literature, is Distinguished Professor Emeritus of English and Comparative Literature at the New Jersey Institute of Technology.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780141186184
Translator:
Lyngstad, Sverre
Author:
Lyngstad, Sverre
Author:
Hamsun, Knut
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Translations into english
Subject:
European - Scandinavian
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series:
Penguin Twentieth-Century Classics
Series Volume:
99-6
Publication Date:
20010131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
7.76x5.12x.62 in. .54 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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