The Bridal Wreath
The acknowledged masterpiece of the Nobel Prize-winning Norwegian novelist Sigrid Undset, Kristin Lavransdatter has never been out of print in this country since its first publication in 1927. Its story of a woman's life in fourteenth-century Norway has kept its hold on generations of readers,... show more
The acknowledged masterpiece of the Nobel Prize-winning Norwegian novelist Sigrid Undset, Kristin Lavransdatter has never been out of print in this country since its first publication in 1927. Its story of a woman's life in fourteenth-century Norway has kept its hold on generations of readers, and the heroine, Kristin—beautiful, strong-willed, and passionate—stands with the world's great literary figures. Volume 1, The Bridal Wreath, describes young Kristin's stormy romance with the dashing Erlend Nikulausson, a young man perhaps overly fond of women, of whom her father strongly disapproves.
Publish date: May 12th 1987
Pages no: 288
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, Book Club
, Historical Fiction
, Literary Fiction
, Scandinavian Literature
Series: Kristin Lavransdatter (#1)
This trilogy has been on my to-read list for years, but motivating myself to read a 1100-page classic novel isn’t easy. Finally I decided to simply read the first book, which is just under 300 pages long. It worked, and got me interested enough that I’m now halfway through the second. Turns out this...
I really do try to be stingy with five star ratings--this came close. Sigrid Undset was one of the first women writers to win the Nobel Prize for literature--and the Kristin Lavransdatter trilogy following the life of a 14th century woman more than any work is where she made her reputation. The Wrea...
Ok, first off I didn't finish this book, not even close.Second, I LIKE this book, but...Every time I picked it up, I sat down determined to catch up to the lovely people in the group I was reading it with. However, 10 minutes later, the book would make me so tense I was like one of those unpopular p...
1.5 starsI was bored out of my mind and I skipped a lot.
I have tried to open this up several times and have cast it to one side everytime. This time around though I am reading with Wanda and Hayes so I should be compelled to get further than the first 20 pages. Our groupette is here, not sure why it has to be invite only, however it will suit to cover an...