Skipper Worse

Skipper Worse SKIPPER WORSE is a penetrating portrait of emotions and passions in a small coastal Norwegian town where love and marriage struggle with pride and ambition One of the most powerful and representative

  • Title: Skipper Worse
  • Author: Alexander L. Kielland
  • ISBN: 9781161452921
  • Page: 210
  • Format: Hardcover
  • SKIPPER WORSE is a penetrating portrait of emotions and passions in a small coastal Norwegian town, where love and marriage struggle with pride and ambition One of the most powerful and representative novels of late 19th century European realism, SKIPPER WORSE reveals why Alexander Lange Kielland belongs in the company of Charles Dickens, Edith Wharton, and Katherine MansSKIPPER WORSE is a penetrating portrait of emotions and passions in a small coastal Norwegian town, where love and marriage struggle with pride and ambition One of the most powerful and representative novels of late 19th century European realism, SKIPPER WORSE reveals why Alexander Lange Kielland belongs in the company of Charles Dickens, Edith Wharton, and Katherine Mansfield.

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    1. 3.5 stars (rounded up, not down)Captain Jacob Worse, a widower just over 50, (Skipper Worse) returns triumphantly from a voyage to Rio, the first captain in the area to do so. Sara is a devout member of the Haugian Christian sect, and her controlling mother has marital plans for Sara that are at cross purposes with who Sara loves. Sara's younger sister also loves a man her mother disapproves of. This is a novel of the realism school of the nineteenth century, although by today's standards it is [...]

    2. Another well written book by Kielland (my fifth). This book deals with the wealthy merchant house Garman & Worse before the narrative of Garman & Worse which was published two years prior. Like the last book in the trilogy about the Løvdahl family, Sankt Hans Fest this book also centrally portrays a peculiarly Norwegian form of charismatic lay Christianity that unfolded itseøf in the wake of the great revival he impulsed and motored in the years before and after the turn of the century [...]

    3. I bought a collection of classical novels for my Nook, and stumbled across this one, about Norway in the 1830s. It's set in a small fishing village, and follows the village's fortunes around fishing business and also rivalries between mainstream Lutheran and sect religious groups. I enjoyed it a lot primarily because of the way the characters interacted -- oddly similar to the Swedish side of my family. I therefore felt right at home with everybody in the book. In fact, I learned a lot about my [...]

    4. Skipper Worse, a sea-faring Norwegian captain, liberal with the swear words and drink, falls for a younger pious woman, Sarah. Intersecting familial and religious duties results in hypocrisy and displaced love. A classic novel, interesting for the depictions of Norwegian life and the tangled webs of rationalizations that we weave.

    5. Not good and not bad. Not really my genre I suppose. I mostly picked it up because it was one swedish crown (thats around 11 American dollar cents and 10 euro cent) and it had the prettiest dark green leather bound cover. I mean, it should get stars just for how pretty it is.

    6. Artig innblikk i norsk bygdeliv på 1800-talet. Ikkje den mest spanande historia, men bra skrive. I tillegg var det øveraskande kjekt å få flashbacks frå norsktimane på videregåande. Hadde nesten heilt gløymd av Haugianarane.

    7. A Norwegian classic… Like many older books not as action packed, but I learned a lot about a period in history that I knew nothing about previously.

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