Bjørnstjerne Bjørnsonreceived the 1903 Nobel Prize in Literature "as a tribute to his noble, magnificent and versatile poetry, which has always been distinguished by both the freshness of its inspiration and the rare purity of its spirit", becoming the first Norwegian Nobel laureate.
This selection chosen by the critic August Nemocontains the following stories:
- The Railroad and the Churchyard
- The Father
- The Bridal March
- One Day
- Mother's Hands
- Absalom's Hair