I haven’t read many of the Norwegian classics. I’m pretty sure I’ve never read anything by Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson (his name translates to Bear Star Bear Son — like wow) before.
This book, called perhaps “A Jolly Lad”, is a slender volume on young love across the class barriers, as well as a society getting progressively more modern. It’s quite funny and touching.
And since it’s from 1860, it has some interesting swear words,like “hvalpung”, which can only mean “whale’s scrotum”.
The illustrations are kinda eh, though: