Bjornson received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1903 as a tribute to his noble, magnificent and versatile poetry, which has always been distinguished by both the freshness of its inspiration and the rare purity of its spirit. The Introduction begins: The three plays here presented were the outcome of a period when Bjornson's views on many topics were undergoing a drastic revision and he was abandoning much of his previous orthodoxy in many directions. Two of them were written during, and one immediately after, a three years' absence from Norway-years spent almost entirely in southern Europe. The Three Dramas included in this volume are: The Editor; The Bankrupt; and The King. See other titles by this author available from Kessinger Publishing.