Works of Bjornstjerne Bjornson Volume 2

Works of Bjornstjerne Bjornson Volume 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1882 edition. Excerpt: ...of gold spectacles, was pacing the floor in a state of wild tumult. His long nose so completely dominated his face that all the other features seemed to be there for its sake alone. His eyes peered out like a brace of gun barrels behind this bulwark; the mouth was a ditch in front of it, and the forehead a light bridge thrown across from it to the forest or the " barricades." " What do you want?" he snarled, suddenly coming to a halt in front of Petra. " Are you the person who wants to become a chorussinger?" " Chorus-singer? What is that? " " Well, then you do not know, ahal What:1o you want, then?" " I want to be an actress." " So that is what you want--indeed, ano you do not so much as know what a chorussinger is. But do you not speak a dialect? " " Dialect? What is that?" " Well, upon my word! You do not know what that is either, and yet you want to be an actress. Ah, indeed l--yes, that is just like those Norwegians. Dialect means that you do not talk as we do." " Yes, but I have been practicing the whole morning." " Have you, indeed? Well--well! Let me hear! " And Petra struck an attitude and said, with the same accent as the bride of yesterday, --" I greet you, my love, good morning l " " I think!--the deuce take you!--that you must have come here to ridicule my wife! " A peal of laughter was heard from the ad joining room, and the manager, without in the least appearing to remember the mortal quarrel of a moment since, opened the door and called 111: -" Here is a Norwegian hussy who wants to caricature you. Do come out and see." A lady, with disheveled, obstinate...show more

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  • Paperback | 56 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 118g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236774663
  • 9781236774668