This is one of Bjørnson’s most popular “peasant tales”, showing how honesty and hard work could overcome the social and economic barriers between the gardman and the houseman (see A Dangerous Wooing, also written in 1860). Like Synnøve Solbakken (1857), it has an unambiguously happy ending.
Rees, Kathryn Jane. "En Glad Gut". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 05 September 2016
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