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The Wife - Sigrid Undset
The Wife
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Undset’s ability to present a meticulously accurate historical portrait without sacrificing the poetry and narrative drive of masterful storytelling was particularly significant in her homeland. Granted independence in 1905 after five hundred years of foreign domination, Norway was eager to... show more
Undset’s ability to present a meticulously accurate historical portrait without sacrificing the poetry and narrative drive of masterful storytelling was particularly significant in her homeland. Granted independence in 1905 after five hundred years of foreign domination, Norway was eager to reclaim its national history and culture. Kristin Lavransdatter became a touchstone for Undset’s contemporaries, and continues to be widely read by Norwegians today. In the more than 75 years since it was first published, it has also become a favorite throughout the world.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780141181288
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Pages no: 417
Edition language: English
Series: Kristin Lavransdatter (#2)
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Merle
Merle rated it
3.5 The Wife (Kristin Lavransdatter, #2) by Sigrid Undset
I expected to like this volume even more than the previous one, because in general I prefer content I’ve seen less often, and the story of a woman making her way as a wife and mother is much less common in my reading than the story of her falling in love and trying to avoid arranged marriage. But I ...
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The evening before Simon's Mass* Baard Peterssön's galleass lay in to the landing-place at Birgsi.*18th OctoberTranslated Charles Archer
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