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Lucky Per

Author: Henrik Pontoppidan; Naomi Lebowitz; Garth Risk Hallberg
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2019.
Series: Everyman's Library, 390
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"A true neglected classic, this sweeping 1904 novel is a Modernist masterpiece and arguably "the great Danish novel"-- but is only newly available in English. Lucky Per is a bildungsroman about the ambitious son of a clergyman who rejects his faith and flees his restricted life in the Danish countryside for the capital city. Per is a gifted young man who arrives in Copenhagen believing that "you had to hunt down
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Genre/Form: Bildungsromans
Fiction
Danish fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Henrik Pontoppidan; Naomi Lebowitz; Garth Risk Hallberg
ISBN: 9781101908099 1101908092
OCLC Number: 1064253057
Notes: Originally published as: Lykke-Per. Copenhagen : Nordisk Forlag A/S, 1898.
Description: xli, 610 pages ; 22 cm.
Series Title: Everyman's Library, 390
Other Titles: Lykke-Per.
Responsibility: by Henrik Pontoppidan ; translated by Naomi Lebowitz ; with an introduction by Garth Risk Hallberg.

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