Excerpt from Authors Digest, Vol. 11 Hugo wrote this vel in his eighteenth year, and published it anymously in 1823. Despite multitudius typographical blunders made by a cheap printer, it achieved a Wide popular success, SO that within three months a second and corrected edition was issued. This savage Norwegian narrative - founded on personal experience or Observation in the country described - is the out growth Of a young poet's fantastic imagination. The author himself, intro ducing a new edition in 1833, says that in the story but one thing is felt [by the author]: the young man's love; but one thing Observed, the young girl's love. All the rest is a matter Of invention. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.