Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Garman and Worse” as Want to Read:
Garman and Worse
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Garman and Worse

3.48 of 5 stars 3.48  ·  rating details  ·  105 ratings  ·  7 reviews
According to Wikipedia: "Alexander Lange Kielland (18 February 1849 - 6 April 1906) was one of the most famous Norwegian authors of the 19th century. Born in Stavanger, Norway, he grew up in a rich merchant family. Even though he was born rich he had a sincere affection for the less fortunate. And he treated his workers well when he was a factory owner. He remained a spoke ...more
Nook, 0 pages
Published February 1st 2009 by B&R Samizdat Express (first published 1880)
more details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Garman and Worse, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Garman and Worse

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 174)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  rating details
Rosa Ramôa
"Nada é tão ilimitado quanto o mar, nada tão paciente. Carrega às suas largas costas, como um elefante amigável, os minúsculos anões que trilham a Terra; e tem nas suas vastas e frescas profundezas lugar para todas as lamentações do mundo. Não é verdade que o mar é traiçoeiro, pois nunca prometeu nada: sem exigências, sem obrigações, livre, puro e autêntico bate o grande coração, o último saudável num mundo doente.
E enquanto os anões esforçam os olhos para ver acima dele, o mar canta a velha
Cecilie Røed
i had to read this, because of a class i am taking in School

It is quite strange. All my life I have had a bias against Norwegian writers. This bias was introduced through the dedication from the Norwegian school system to force bad writings onto young children.

So, what is this bias?

I`m not a big family guy, I never have been. I really struggle to feel sorry for spoiled middleclass families arguing about their petty lives.

Not that it isn’t important, it`s just that there is so much more, and interesting things to read about. Following this, I can`t stand
I think I need to read the novel once more to fully appreciate it - I read it in bits and pieces, and I liked it, but I sometimes struggled remembering who were who, and what had just happened, etc, which obviously must have influenced my feelings about it. Love the beginning though, and the ending is absolutely heartbreaking...
Det er en meget god bog som handler om de siviliserede familier Garman og Worse. Handlingen foregår i det respektable Stavanger på 1800 tallet. Bogen tar for seg både kjærlighed, glede og sorg. Døra inn til sammtidens moraloppfatninger og problemer. Anbefales på det sterkeste.
I live in Kielland's home town part time and this novel captures life in Stavanger during that time.
Alexandra Crocodile
Kielland is a great writer, and this is a really good book.
Donald marked it as to-read
Nov 28, 2015
Daniel added it
Nov 26, 2015
Marte Antonsen
Marte Antonsen is currently reading it
Nov 22, 2015
Steven Chang
Steven Chang marked it as to-read
Nov 08, 2015
Paula marked it as to-read
Sep 18, 2015
Kvirre added it
Sep 12, 2015
Martine marked it as to-read
Jul 20, 2015
Mari Ileby
Mari Ileby marked it as to-read
Jul 02, 2015
Ida marked it as to-read
Jun 11, 2015
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »

Share This Book