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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Pontoppidan, Henrik 1857-1943. Danish writer known for his three-novel series The Promised Land (1891-1895). He shared the 1917 Nobel Prize for literature.

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  • Nya Dikter (1915) 1917: Karl Adolph Gjellerup (Denmark, 1857-1919) 1917: Henrik Pontoppidan (Denmark, 1857-1943) 1918: No award

    January 2008

  • Pontoppidan, speaks also of a poulp on which a regiment of cavalry could manoeuvre.

    Twenty-Thousand Leagues Under the Sea

  • Pontoppidan – one of the few cases of a shared Prize – and to the Norwegian Knut Hamsun still in

    The Nobel Prize in Literature

  • Gjellerup and Pontoppidan won the 1917 Nobel Prize in

    The Nobel Stamps of 1977

  • Pontoppidan sagely observes, that "neither the wood nor water R*ts can live farther north than Norway; that there are several districts, as that of Hordenvor, in the diocese of Bergen, and others in the diocese of Aggerhum, where no R*ts are to be found; and that the R*ts on the south banks of the Vormen soon perish, when carried to the north side of it."

    The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction Volume 12, No. 343, November 29, 1828

  • To fancy the ship of state, riding safe at her constitutional moorings, suddenly engulfed by a huge kraken of Abolitionism, rising from unknown depths and grasping it with slimy tentacles, is to look at the natural history of the matter with the eyes of Pontoppidan.

    Harvard Classics Volume 28 Essays English and American

  • Strindberg, Ibsen, and Pontoppidan, would not have been peculiarly shocked by a writer whose most anarchistic assertion has been that America, with all her wealth and power, has not yet produced a civilization good enough to satisfy the deepest wants of human creatures.

    Sinclair Lewis - Nobel Lecture

  • Among them are such names as Isbsen, Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson, Pontoppidan, Brandes, Gjellerup, Hans Christian Andersen, and Knut Hamsun, the Nobel Prize winner for 1920, whose works I am publishing in America.

    Jenny: A Novel

  • My father, Dines Pontoppidan, belonged to an old family of clergymen and was himself a minister.

    Henrik Pontoppidan - Autobiography

  • Henrik Pontoppidan (1857-1943) wrote his last novel, Mands himmerig [Man's Heaven], in 1927.

    Henrik Pontoppidan - Autobiography

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