Kristin Lavransdatter

Kristin Lavransdatter

Book - 1997-2000
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'I don't think I could ever love a man so dearly that I would go against my parents' will for his sake.'

Set in fourteenth-century Norway, The Wreath begins the life story of Kristin Lavransdatter. Starting with Kristin's childhood and continuing through her romance with Erlend Nikulausson, a dangerously charming and impetuous man, Sigrid Undset re-creates the historical backdrop in vivid detail, immersing readers in the day-to-day life, Social conventions, and political undercurrents of the period. But the story she tells is a modern one, brought to life with clarity and lyrical beauty in this remarkable translation by Tiina Nunnally. Defying her parents and stubbornly pursuing her own happiness, Kristin emerges as a woman who loves with power and passion.

'A masterpiece . . . writing in a prose as vigorous, articulate and naturalistic as the novel it re-creates, Tiina Nunnally brilliantly captures a world both remote and strangely familiar.'
-PEN/Book-of-the-Month Club Translation Prize citation

Publisher: New York : Penguin, 1997-2000.
ISBN: 9780141180410
0141180412
9780141181288
0141181281
9780141182353
0141182350
Branch Call Number: UNDSET S
Characteristics: 3 volumes : maps ; 20 cm.
Additional Contributors: Nunnally, Tiina 1952-
Alternative Title: Wreath.
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