Illustreret Folkeblad

The first installment of Synnøve Solbakken, published in Illustreret Folkeblad on June 13, 1857

Illustreret Folkeblad (The Illustrated People's News) was a newspaper published in Norway from 1856 to 1858.[1]

The newspaper was published weekly, and it bore the subtitle til Belærelse og Underholdning 'for education and entertainment'. Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson was the founder and editor of the paper,[1][2] and he had several of his first peasant stories printed in it. Among these, Synnøve Solbakken, which was printed in Illustreret Folkeblad in 1857, is particularly noteworthy.[3]

Publications by Bjørnson that appeared in the newspaper include: Aanun,[4][5] Et farligt frieri (A Dangerous Courtship),[5][6] Om Dands, Sang, Kortspil, Felespil og anden Morskab (Dancing, Singing, Card Games, Fiddling, and Other Amusements),[6] Ole Stormoen,[5] En munter Mand (A Cheerful Man; incomplete),[7] and Synnøve Solbakken.[3]


  1. ^ a b Skard, Sigmund (1976). The United States in Norwegian History. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press. p. 51.
  2. ^ D'Amico, Giuliano (2019). "Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson". Norsk biografisk leksikon (in Norwegian). Retrieved May 16, 2020.
  3. ^ a b Undheim, Inga Henriette (2019). "Synnøve Solbakken". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Retrieved May 24, 2020.
  4. ^ Downs, Brian W. (1966). Modern Norwegian Literature 1860–1918. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. p. 19.
  5. ^ a b c Hansen, H. Olaf (1862). Den norske literatur fra 1814 indtil vore dage. Copenhagen: Wøldike. p. 172.
  6. ^ a b Bull, Francis; Paasche, Fredrik; Houm, Philip (1963). Norsk litteratur historie. Oslo: Aschehoug. pp. 492, 565.
  7. ^ Bjørnstjerne, Bjørnson (1926). Samlede Digte. Oslo: Gyldendal. p. 206.

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