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Henrik Pontoppidan

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Henrik Pontoppidan (1857–1943) was a Danish novelist who won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1917 for his 'authentic descriptions of present-day life in Denmark'. The son of a rural minister, he moved to Copenhagen as a young man and eventually earned his living as a journalist and writer. He is best known for the sweeping social novels he wrote between 1890 and the 1920s, which 'reflect the social, religious and political struggles of the time.'

Books by Henrik Pontoppidan

Lucky Per

This sweeping neglected 1904 novel is a Modernist masterpiece and arguably 'the great Danish novel' – but is only newly available in English.

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