The Power of a Lie

Johan BOJER (1872 - 1959), translated by Jessie MUIR ( - )

Norby is requested to guarantee a bank loan for Wangen and he obliges, signing the loan document in the presence of a witness. Some time later the witness dies. Years after that Wangen defaults on the loan, requiring Norby to pay the balance, but Norby declares his signature on the document to be a forgery. The profound effects of this lie on Wangen, Norby, their wives, families and community form the basis of this brilliant Norwegian novel, presented here in a first-rate English translation. (Lee Smalley)

Genre(s): Published 1900 onward

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Introduction Lee Smalley
00:06:46
Play 01 Part 1 Chapter 1 Lee Smalley
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Play 02 Part 1 Chapter 2 Lee Smalley
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Play 03 Part 1 Chapter 3 Lee Smalley
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Play 04 Part 1 Chapter 4 Lee Smalley
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Play 05 Part 1 Chapter 5 Lee Smalley
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Play 06 Part 1 Chapter 6 Lee Smalley
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Play 07 Part 1 Chapters 7 & 8 Lee Smalley
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Play 08 Part 1 Chapter 9 Lee Smalley
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Play 09 Part 2 Chapter 1 Lee Smalley
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Play 10 Part 2 Chapter 2 Lee Smalley
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Play 11 Part 2 Chapter 3 Lee Smalley
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Play 12 Part 2 Chapter 4 Lee Smalley
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Play 13 Part 2 Chapter 5 Lee Smalley
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Play 14 Part 2 Chapter 6 Lee Smalley
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Play 15 Part 2 Chapter 7 Lee Smalley
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Play 16 Part 3 Chapter 1 Lee Smalley
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Play 17 Part 3 Chapter 2 Lee Smalley
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Play 18 Part 3 Chapter 3 Lee Smalley
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Play 19 Part 3 Chapter 4 Lee Smalley
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Play 20 Part 3 Chapters 5 & 6 Lee Smalley
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Play 21 Part 3 Chapter 7 Lee Smalley
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Play 22 Part 3 Chapter 8 Lee Smalley
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Play 23 Part 3 Chapter 9 Lee Smalley
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Play 24 Part 3 Chapters 10 & 11 Lee Smalley
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