“Pelle the Conqueror was set to be a book about the Proletarian – the vulnerable man himself – who is only filled with health and appetite, and the man who is only in service of life. It’s about the workers’ broad walk across earth on the endless – almost unconscious – search for the light!”
With this prologue Martin Andersen Nexø sets the tone, environment and ambition for his novel. He uses Pelle as a representation for his own socialistic believes, and creates him to be a symbol for the upcoming rebellion against the upper-class . . .
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