Beyer, Harald. “The Young Bjørnson.” In A History of Norwegian Literature, edited and translated by Einar Haugen. New York: New York University Press for the American-Scandinavian Foundation, 1956. Examines the author’s early tales and dramas.
Boyesen, Hjalmar Hjorth. Essays on Scandinavian Literature. 1911. Reprint. New York: B. Blom, 1972. Examines the works of Björnson, Alexander Kielland, Jonas Lie, Hans Christian Andersen, Georg Brandes, and Esaias Tegnér.
Gustafson, Alrik. “The Scandinavian Countries.” In A History of Modern Drama, edited by Barrett H. Clark and George Freedley. New York: D. Appleton-Century, 1947. A complete survey of Bjørnson’s plays.
Larson, Harold. Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson: A Study in Norwegian Nationalism. New York: King’s Crown Press, 1944. The standard comprehensive study.
McFarlane, James Walter. “Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson.” In Ibsen and the Temper of Norwegian Literature. Reprint. New York: Octagon Books, 1979. Examines the major themes in his works.
Naess, Harald S., ed. A History of Norwegian Literature. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press in cooperation with the American-Scandinavian Foundation, 1993. This overview of Norwegian literature touches on Bjørnson and provides a context for understanding this author and his works. Bibliography and index.
Noreng, Harald. “Bjørnson Research: A Survey.” Scandinavica 4 (May, 1965). A detailed listing of sources. Also discusses Bjørnson’s undiminished importance.
Norwegian-American Historical Association, ed. Land of the Free: Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson’s American Letters, 1880-1881, by Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson. Northfield, Minn.: Editor, 1978. The introduction to this collection of letters and speeches written by Bjørnson during his trip to the United States presents pertinent biographical information. An epilogue discusses the effect the trip had on Bjørnson’s subsequent writings. Bibliography.
Payne, William Morton. Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson, 1832-1910. Chicago: A. C. McClurg, 1910. Includes a list of works.
Roftem, Øystein. “The Multifamous Bjørnson.” Scandinavica 24 (May, 1985). Review of the jubilee edition of the complete works.
Sehmsdorf, Henning K. “The Self in Isolation: A New Reading of Bjørnson’s Arne.” Scandinavian Studies 45, no. 4 (1973): 310-323. An examination of one of Bjørnson’s novels that sheds light on themes in his dramatic works.