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The Library of the World’s Best Literature. An Anthology in Thirty Volumes. 1917.

Alexander Kielland (1849–1906)

Kielland or Kjelland, Alexander Lange (chel’and). One of the most prominent of Norwegian novelists and dramatists; born at Stavanger, 1849; died on April 6, 1906. A strong representative of the realistic school, he sought to introduce European culture into Norway, and was a foe to all forms of ecclesiastical tyranny. Notable among his novels are: ‘Garman and Worse’ (1880), his first; ‘Laboring People’ (1881); ‘Skipper Worse’ (1882); ‘Else’ (1881). Of his dramas, which differ from his novels only in having the dialogue form, among the best are: ‘Betty’s Formynder’ (Betty’s Guardian: 1887), ‘Professoren’ (1888). (See Critical and Biographical Introduction).