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Kristin Lavransdatter - Sigrid Undset, Tiina Nunnally, Brad Leithauser
Kristin Lavransdatter
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In her great historical epic Kristin Lavransdatter, set in fourteenth-century Norway, Nobel laureate Sigrid Undset tells the life story of one passionate and headstrong woman. Painting a richly detailed backdrop, Undset immerses readers in the day-to-day life, social conventions, and political... show more
In her great historical epic Kristin Lavransdatter, set in fourteenth-century Norway, Nobel laureate Sigrid Undset tells the life story of one passionate and headstrong woman. Painting a richly detailed backdrop, Undset immerses readers in the day-to-day life, social conventions, and political and religious undercurrents of the period. Now in one volume, Tiina Nunnally’s award-winning definitive translation brings this remarkable work to life with clarity and lyrical beauty. As a young girl, Kristin is deeply devoted to her father, a kind and courageous man. But when as a student in a convent school she meets the charming and impetuous Erlend Nikulaussøn, she defies her parents in pursuit of her own desires. Her saga continues through her marriage to Erlend, their tumultuous life together raising seven sons as Erlend seeks to strengthen his political influence, and finally their estrangement as the world around them tumbles into uncertainty. With its captivating heroine and emotional potency, Kristin Lavransdatter is the masterwork of Norway’s most beloved author—one of the twentieth century’s most prodigious and engaged literary minds—and, in Nunnally’s exquisite translation, a story that continues to enthrall.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780143039167 (0143039164)
ASIN: 143039164
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Pages no: 1168
Edition language: English
Series: Kristin Lavransdatter (#1)
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Merle
Merle rated it
4.0 Kristin Lavransdatter by Sigrid Undset
As an omnibus, the length of this classic trilogy is daunting; it was on my to-read list for years before I decided to read just the first, 300-page book. Of course that was excellent and I soon read the rest of the trilogy. While I understand the omnibus packaging – the later books assume knowledge...
Alessandra
Alessandra rated it
3.5 Kristin figlia di Lavrans
Romanzo lunghissimo che a volte si dilunga e tende ad essere un po' dispersivo a scapito della scorrevolezza, effettivamente è una lettura un po' faticosa. Durante la lettura, la storia sembra un po' spenta, una successione di eventi tutti vissuti e filtrati dalla intensa cristianità dei protagoni...
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