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Marie Grubbe a Lady of the Seventeenth Century

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ISBN-10: 1116873583

ISBN-13: 9781116873580

Edition: N/A

Authors: J. P. Jacobsen

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List price: $12.99
Publisher: Creative Media Partners, LLC
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 280
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.00" long x 0.59" tall
Weight: 0.616
Language: English

Jens Peter Jacobsen, Denmark's foremost novelist of naturalism, expressed in his small body of work his rejection of religion and his enthusiasm for the new doctrine of evolution. In his autobiographical novel Niels Lyhne (1880), sometimes called by contemporaries "the bible of atheism," he wrote that "there is no God and man is his prophet." During his troubled life, cut short by tuberculosis, he translated into Danish nearly all the writings of Charles Darwin. His own work---two novels, a book of short stories, and a few poems---strove to "bring into the realm of literature the eternal laws of nature" and to free the concept of nature from the distorted concept of romanticism. The novella…