New edition of J.S. Scott's 1924 English translation of Children of the Age (original title: Børn av Tiden) by Knut Hamsun, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1920.
Hamsun described it as "a novel about the war between the aristocrat and the peasant." The Encyclopedia of the Novel (2014) called it "a historically based--and utterly scathing--critique of modernity." And the Hamsun Centre (Hamsunsenteret) website wrote: "In Children of the Age a family's rise and fall are used to describe the decline and fall of a whole epoch. Thematically the novel has similarities to Thomas Mann's Buddenbrooks (1901), with Hamsun's humour being the stylistic difference between the two."
Children of the Age was a commercial success when it was first published in Norway in 1913. Isaac Anderson, writing in The Literary Digest International Book Review (1924), described it as "Hamsun's art at its best," and, while concluding that was "not so great a novel as Growth of the Soil," it had the same epic quality, and "deserves, and undoubtedly will have, a high place among the novels of our time."
This new edition is not simply a scan of the original. It has been completely reformatted and redesigned. Spelling errors and other typos that appeared in the original Alfred A. Knopf edition have been corrected.
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About the Author
Knut Hamsun (1859-1952) was a Norwegian author whose best-known works include Hunger, Pan, Under the Autumn Star, and Growth of the Soil. His writing is characterized by deep investigation into the human mind and skepticism about the value of modern civilization, and his novel Hunger is often cited as the literary beginning of the twentieth century and a seminal work in the development of psychologically driven fiction. In 1920 Hamsun was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature.
J. S. Scott, prolífica autora de novelas románticas eróticas, es una de las escritoras con más éxito del género y ha ocupado los primeros puestos en las listas de libros más vendidos de The New York Times y USA Today. Aunque disfruta con la lectura de todo tipo de literatura, a la hora de escribir se inclina por su temática favorita: historias eróticas de romance, tanto contemporáneas como de ambientación paranormal. En la mayoría de sus novelas el protagonista es un macho alfa y todas tienen un final feliz, seguramente porque la autora no concibe terminarlas de otra manera. Vive en las hermosas Montañas Rocosas con su esposo y sus dos pastores alemanes muy mimados.
Entre sus obras destaca la serie «Los Sinclair», de la que forma parte la presente novela.