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Growth of the Soil

Knut Hamsun

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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

Growth of the Soil (Markens Grøde) is the novel by Norwegian writer Knut Hamsun which won him the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1920. The essential elements of this novel are expressed in the words of the English translator W.W. Worster in his footnote in December 1920: 'It is the life story of a man in the wilds, the genesis and gradual development of a homestead, the unit of humanity, in the unfilled, uncleared tracts that still remain in the Norwegian Highlands. It is an epic of earth; the history of a microcosm. Its dominant note is one of patient strength and simplicity; the mainstay of its working is the tacit, stern, yet loving alliance between Nature and the Man who faces her himself, trusting to himself and her for the physical means of life, and the spiritual contentment with life which she must grant if he be worthy. . .The story is epic in its magnitude, in its calm, steady progress and unhurrying rhythm, in its vast and intimate humanity. The author looks upon his characters with a great, all-tolerant sympathy, aloof yet kindly, as a god.' (Introduction by Wikipedia)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

14h 39m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

19:34


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

17:38


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

21:31


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

25:55


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

19:50


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

29:25


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

25:03


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

22:45


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

24:03


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

22:45


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

18:55


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

24:50


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

22:58


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

32:01


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

28:02


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

31:01


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

29:17


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

30:42


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

29:44


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

29:43


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

31:53


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

36:17


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

39:16


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

33:04


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

33:56


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

40:33


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

25:44


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

34:17


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

33:48


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

34:44


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

29:52