Cover of A Happy Boy

A Happy Boy

Auhtor: Bjrnstjerne Bjrnson

Language: english
Published: 1860

Genres:

fiction and literature
Downloads: 197
eBook size: 388Kb

Review by O. Brown, October 2008


Rating: (***)
Copyright: Public Domain in the U.S.
Please check the copyright status in your country.

Summary of the Book 'A Happy Boy':

Dance of the Happy Shades is a book of short stories by Alice Munro published by McGraw-Hill Ryerson in 1968. It was her first collection of stories and won the 1968 Governor Generals Award for English Fiction. The title of the main story is the English translation provided for the ballet in Glucks Orfeo ed Euridice when it was first presented in London.

Excerpts from the Book 'A Happy Boy':


... taken such a liking to the goat-you will not give it to me.. No, indeed I will not.. She lay kicking up her heels and staring down at him, ...
... see us.. He moved close to her, and then she recited a little snatch of a song, four or five times, until the boy learned it, and it was the first ...
... evening Baard appeared in his room. Anders was in bed when he entered, but sprang directly up. What do you want here. he cried, then stood silent, ...
... in all these years neither had known a happy day. Anders did not say much, for he was not able to do so, but Baard watched by his bed as long as ...
... forward with them. The room grew warm to them merriment and ale mounted to their heads. Marit was on the floor most of the time that evening, no doubt ...
... is apparently a typo. The use of the word, gard throughout the rest of this story refers to farm.]. Are you there. she asked. Yes, he ...
... crow's-nest which hung, half overturned, from a fir-branch above. Oyvind sat by himself with the future stretching before him like a long, smooth sheet ...
... after a considerable number had been examined and passed but now the ambitious ones plainly distinguished themselves from the happy ones the latter ...
... come to gladden you with the news, that he answered every question put to him and that the priest said, when Oyvind had left him, that he had never had ...
... in return a wear-them-out-with-good-health.[1] They sat down to table, prayed silently, and ate. The mother cleared the table, and carried in the ...
... The school-master will read it, I suppose, and when he answers for you, get him to tell me some news about one thing or another, for he never does ...
... will advise you, Oyvind, to have your God with you in all your desires and undertakings, for it is written: Better is an handful with quietness, than ...
... will I be behind-hand in any work. But you must have a book that I am reading, for there is much in it about love. I read in it in the evening when the ...
... that you have up there.. It is the dog from the Heidegards, answered Oyvind, somewhat embarrassed. How the deuce did it get up there.. Now ...
... wave with a longer gasp between each. Now he was under way. The son lay on the floor, the father stood beside him, both laughing with all their might. ...
... he looked at his father's wrinkled brow. Soon after this something occurred. Thore drew a long sigh, rose, glanced round the room, and met his son's gaze. ...
... it chances that most of the Heidegard freeholders are young people who wish for improvements and desire help they have money, too. So I shall begin ...
... you. You are not so bad at heart, but you have lost your senses. You must listen to me. I am an old and sensible man. We will talk kindly together a ...
... translation.]. Ole had sat down and covered his face with his hands. Here I will talk with you, said the school-master, and seated himself by his ...
... was a Norwegian writer and the 1903 Nobel Prize in Literature laureate. Bjrnson is considered as one of The Four Greats (De Fire Store) Norwegian writers ...