See also:Norwegian novelist, was
See also:born on the 4th of
See also:November 1833 close to Hougsund (Eker), near
See also:Drammen . In 18.38, his
See also:father being appointed
See also:sheriff pi
See also:Tromso, the
See also:family removed to that Arctic
See also:town . Here the future novelist enjoyed an untrammelled childhood among the
See also:shipping of the little Nordland capital, and gained acquaintance with the
See also:wild seafaringlife which he was after-wards to describe . In 1846 he was sent to the
See also:naval school at Frederiksvaern, but his extreme near-sight unfitted him for the service, and he was transferred to the Latin school at
See also:Bergen . In 1851 he went to the university of
See also:Christiania, where
See also:Ibsen and
See also:Bjornson were among his
See also:fellow-students .
See also:Jonas Lie, however, showed at this
See also:time no inclination to literature . He pursued his studies as a lawyer, took his degrees in
See also:law in 1858, and settled down to practice as a
See also:solicitor in the little town of Kongsvinger . In 186o he married his
See also:cousin, Thomasine Lie, whose collaboration in his
See also:work he acknowledged in 1893 in a graceful article in the Samtiden entitled "
See also:Min hustru." In 1866 he published his' first
See also:book, a
See also:volume of poems . He made unlucky speculatibns-in
See also:wood, and the consequent
See also:financial embarrassment induced him to return to Christiania to try his
See also:luck as a than of letters . As a journalist he had no success, but.in 1870 he published a melancholy little
See also:romance, Den Fremsynte (Eng. trans., The Visionary, 1894), which made him famous . Lie proceeded to Rome," and published Tales in 1871 and Tremasteren Fremtiden" (Eng. trans., The Barque "Future," Chicago, 5879), a novel, in 1872 . His first
See also:great book, however, was Lodsen og harts Hustru (The
See also:Pilot and his Wife, 1874), which placed him at the
See also:head of Norwegian novelists; it was written in the little town of Rocca di Papa in the Albano mountains .
From that time Lie enjoyed, with Bji BjOrnson Ibsen, a
See also:stipend as poet from the Norwegian
See also:government . Lie spent the next few years partly in
See also:Dresden, partly in
See also:Stuttgart, with frequent summer excursions to
See also:Berchtesgaden in the Bavarian
See also:highlands . During his
See also:exile he produced the drama in
See also:verse called
See also:Strozzi (1876) . Returning to Norway, Lie began a series of romances of
See also:life in Christiania, of which
See also:Ross (1878) and
See also:Schrader (1879) were the earliest . He returned to Germany, and settled first in Dresden again, then in
See also:Hamburg, until 1882, when he took up his abode in
See also:Paris, where he lived in close retirement in the society of Scandinavian friends . His summers were spent at Berchtesgaden in
See also:Tirol . The novels of his German
See also:period are
See also:Rutland (1881) andGaa paa ("Go Ahead!" 1882), tales of life in the Norwegian
See also:navy . His subsequent
See also:works, produced with great regularity, enjoyed an immense reputation in Norway . Among the best of them are: Livsslaven (1883, Eng. trans., " One of Life's Slaves," 1895) ; Familjen
See also:pea Gilje (" The Family of Gilje," 1883); Malstroem (1885), describing the gradual ruin of a Norwegian family; Et Samliv (" Life in
See also:Common," 1887), describing a
See also:marriage of convenience . Two of the most successful of his novels were The Commodore's Daughters (1886) and
See also:Niobe (1894), both of which were presented to
See also:English readers in the
See also:International library, edited by Mr Gosse . In 1891—1892 he wrote, under the influence of the new romantic impulse, twenty-four folk-tales, printed in two volumes entitled Trold . Some of these were translated by R .
N .Bain in Weird Tales (1893), illustrated by L .
See also:Housman . Among his later works were the romance Naar Sol gaar ned (" When the
See also:Sun goes down," 1895), the powerful novel of Dyre
See also:Rein (1896), the
See also:fairy drama of Lindelin (1897), Faate Forland (1899), a romance which contains much which is autobiographical, When the Iron
See also:Curtain falls (1901), and The
See also:Consul (1904) . His Samlede Vaerker were published at
See also:Copenhagen in 14 vols . (1902—1904) . Jonas Lie
See also:left Paris in 1891, and, after spending a'
See also:year in Rome, returned to Norway, establishing himself at Holskogen; near
See also:Christiansand . He died at Christiania on the 5th of
See also:July 1908 . he 'with minute unobtrusive As a novelist stands those and painters of contemporary
See also:manners who defy arrangement in this or that school . He is with Mrs Gaskell or
See also:Ferdinand Fabre; he is not entirely without relation with that old-fashioned favourite of the public, Fredrika
See also:Bremer . His son, Erik Lie (b . 1868), published a successful volume of stories, Med Blyanten, in 189o; and is also the author of various works on
See also:history .
See also:Mons Lie (b . 1864), studied the
See also:violin in Paris, but turned to literature in 1894 . Among his works are the plays 7 ragedier om Kjaerlighed (1897) ;
See also:Lombardo and
See also:Agrippina (1898); Don Juan (1900); and the novels, Sjofareren (1901); Adam,Ravn (1903) and I . Kvindensnet (19o4) . (E .
HENRY PARRY LIDDON (1829-1890)
MARIUS SOPHUS LIE (1842–1899)
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