Kristin Lavransdatter: (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)

Kristin Lavransdatter: (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)

The turbulent historic masterpiece of Norway’s literary master


In her nice old epic Kristin Lavransdatter, set in fourteenth-century Norway, Nobel laureate Sigrid Undset tells the existence tale of 1 passionate and headstrong girl. portray a richly special backdrop, Undset immerses readers within the day by day existence, social conventions, and political and non secular undercurrents of the interval. Now in a single quantity, Tiina Nunnally’s award-winning definitive translation brings this impressive paintings to existence with readability and lyrical beauty.

As a tender lady, Kristin is deeply dedicated to her father, a sort and brave guy. but if as a scholar in a convent tuition she meets the captivating and impetuous Erlend Nikulaussøn, she defies her mom and dad in pursuit of her personal wants. Her saga keeps via her marriage to Erlend, their tumultuous existence jointly elevating seven sons as Erlend seeks to reinforce his political impact, and eventually their estrangement because the international round them tumbles into uncertainty.

With its fascinating heroine and emotional efficiency, Kristin Lavransdatter is the masterwork of Norway’s such a lot loved author—one of the 20th century’s so much prodigious and engaged literary minds—and, in Nunnally’s beautiful translation, a narrative that keeps to enthrall.

This Penguin Classics Deluxe variation comprises an creation by means of Brad Leithauser. The deluxe variation positive factors French flaps and deckle-edged paper.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the major writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking global. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a world bookshelf of the simplest works all through historical past and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts greater by way of introductions and notes by means of special students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations by way of award-winning translators.

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