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Kristin Lavransdatter

Author:  Sigrid Undset

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    1 [empty string] [empty string] The Nobel Laureate s Medieval Masterpiece in the award winning translation This is a complete collection of all three novels The Wreath The Wide and The Cross in the Kristin Lavransdatter cycle Winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1928 In her great historical epic Kristin Lavransdatter set in fourteenth century Catholic 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 rsquo 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 Nikulauss oslash n 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 rsquo s most beloved author mdash one of the twentieth century rsquo s most prodigious and engaged literary minds mdash and in Nunnally rsquo s exquisite translation a story that continues to enthrall A Penguin Classics Deluxe Paperbound Edition with French flaps and rough front Includes a new introduction by Scandinavian literature expert Brad Leithauser especially commissioned for this edition nbsp About the author Sigrid Undset 1882 1949 was born in Denmark the eldest daughter of a Norwegian father and a Danish mother Two years after her birth the family moved to Oslo where her father a distinguished archaeologist taught at the university Her father s interest in the past had a tremendous influence on Undset She was particularly entranced by the dramatic Old Norse sagas she read as a child later declaring that her exposure to them marked quot the most important turning point in my life quot Undset s first published works mdash the novel Mrs Marta Oulie 1907 and a short story collection The Happy Age 1908 mdash were set in contemporary times and achieved both critical and popular success With her reputation as a writer well established Undset had the freedom to explore the world that had first fired her imagination and in Gunnar s Daughter 1909 she drew upon her knowledge of Norway s history and legends including the Icelandic Sagas to recreate medieval life with compelling immediacy In 1912 Undset married the painter Anders Castus Svarstad and over the next ten years faced the formidable challenge of raising three stepchildren and her own three off spring with little financial or emotional support from her husband Eventually she and her children moved from Oslo to Lillehammer and her marriage was annulled in 1924 when Undset converted to Catholicism Although Undset wrote more modern novels a collection of essays on feminism as well as numerous book reviews and newspaper articles her fascination with the Middle Ages never ebbed and in 1920 she published The Wreath the first volume of her most famous work Kristin Lavransdatter The next two volumes quickly followed mdash The Wife in 1921 and The Cross in 1922 The trilogy earned Undset worldwide acclaim and her second great medieval epic mdash the four volume The Master of Hestviken 1925 1927 mdash confirmed her place as one of the twentieth century s greatest writers In 1928 at the age of 46 she received the Nobel Prize for Literature only the third woman to be so honored Undset went on to publish more novels mdash including the autobiographical The Longest Years mdash and several collections of essays during the 1930s As the Germans advanced through Norway in 1940 Undset an outspoken critic of Nazism fled the country and eventually settled in Brooklyn New York She returned to her homeland in 1945 and two years later she was awarded Norway s highest honor for her quot distinguished literary work and for service to her country quot The years of exile however had taken a great toll on her and she died of a stroke on June 10 1949 nbsp nbsp [empty string] [empty string] [empty string] [empty string] [empty string] [empty string] [empty string] 1 [empty string] [empty string] [empty string] 20091 Kristin-Lavransdatter61554lg.jpg Penguin Books 1 311 Paperback 1144 0 [empty string] N/A 0 61554 Kristin-Lavransdatter61554sm.jpg Three Classic Novels Kristin Lavransdatter <p><b>The Nobel Laureate's Medieval Masterpiece - in the award-winning translation.</b></p> <p>This is a complete collection of all three novels - The Wreath, The Wide, and The Cross - in the Kristin Lavransdatter cycle. Winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1928.</p> <p>In her great historical epic <strong>Kristin Lavransdatter</strong>, set in fourteenth-century Catholic 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&rsquo;s award-winning definitive translation brings this remarkable work to life with clarity and lyrical beauty.</p> <p>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 Nikulauss&oslash;n, 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.</p> <p>With its captivating heroine and emotional potency, Kristin Lavransdatter is the masterwork of Norway&rsquo;s most beloved author&mdash;one of the twentieth century&rsquo;s most prodigious and engaged literary minds&mdash;and, in Nunnally&rsquo;s exquisite translation, a story that continues to enthrall.</p> <p> <li> <div>A Penguin Classics Deluxe Paperbound Edition with French flaps and rough front</div> </li> <li> <div>Includes a new introduction by Scandinavian literature expert Brad Leithauser especially commissioned for this edition</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><i><b>About the author:</b></i> <b>Sigrid Undset</b> (1882-1949) was born in Denmark, the eldest daughter of a Norwegian father and a Danish mother. Two years after her birth, the family moved to Oslo, where her father, a distinguished archaeologist, taught at the university. Her father's interest in the past had a tremendous influence on Undset. She was particularly entranced by the dramatic Old Norse sagas she read as a child, later declaring that her exposure to them marked &quot;the most important turning point in my life.&quot; <div> <p>Undset's first published works&mdash;the novel <b>Mrs. Marta Oulie </b>(1907) and a short-story collection <b>The Happy Age</b> (1908)&mdash;were set in contemporary times and achieved both critical and popular success. With her reputation as a writer well-established, Undset had the freedom to explore the world that had first fired her imagination, and in <b>Gunnar's Daughter</b> (1909) she drew upon her knowledge of Norway's history and legends, including the Icelandic Sagas, to recreate medieval life with compelling immediacy. In 1912 Undset married the painter Anders Castus Svarstad and over the next ten years faced the formidable challenge of raising three stepchildren and her own three off-spring with little financial or emotional support from her husband. Eventually, she and her children moved from Oslo to Lillehammer, and her marriage was annulled in 1924, when Undset converted to Catholicism.</p> <p>Although Undset wrote more modern novels, a collection of essays on feminism, as well as numerous book reviews and newspaper articles, her fascination with the Middle Ages never ebbed, and in 1920 she published <b>The Wreath</b>, the first volume of her most famous work, <b>Kristin Lavransdatter</b>. The next two volumes quickly followed&mdash;<b>The Wife</b> in 1921, and <b>The Cross</b> in 1922. The trilogy earned Undset worldwide acclaim, and her second great medieval epic&mdash;the four-volume <b>The Master of Hestviken</b> (1925-1927) &mdash;confirmed her place as one of the twentieth century's greatest writers. In 1928, at the age of 46, she received the Nobel Prize for Literature, only the third woman to be so honored.</p> <p>Undset went on to publish more novels&mdash;including the autobiographical <b>The Longest Years</b>&mdash;and several collections of essays during the 1930s. As the Germans advanced through Norway in 1940, Undset, an outspoken critic of Nazism, fled the country and eventually settled in Brooklyn, New York. She returned to her homeland in 1945, and two years later she was awarded Norway's highest honor for her &quot;distinguished literary work and for service to her country.&quot; The years of exile, however, had taken a great toll on her, and she died of a stroke on June 10, 1949.</p> </div> <!--content ends--><invalidtag language="Javascript" type="text/javascript"></invalidtag>&nbsp; <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> </li> </p> 25.00 20.00 [empty string]
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    1 20091 A Top Pick - Add To Your Library Intermediate 2011-08-23 14:41:59.06 61554 Kristin Lavransdatter Completely orthodox. 5 5 4 <div>The story of <a href="http://www.aquinasandmore.com/title/Kristin-Lavransdatter/SKU/61554">Kristin Lavransdatter</a>, from the loss of her youthful innocence to the sacrifices she makes for her family as an older woman, remains relevant and powerful today despite being set in medieval Norway. This new translation by Tina Nunnally retains author Sigrid Undset's vivid imagery while being clear enough for modern readers. While it may take a few chapters to become immersed in the story, you'll soon be absorbed in Kristin's saga.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>We see Kristin's first experiences with love and lust, and how her life unfolds as a result of a fateful decision to place her heart in the hands of the passionate, feckless Erlend Nikulauss&oslash;n. Kristin's defiance of her family, particularly her father, has consequences that resonate over the decades that follow, from her early motherhood to her eventual widowhood and involvement in the lives of her adult sons.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>We're drawn into the story of the volatile marriage of Kristin and Erlend, the implications for her life and the lives of her children, and her efforts to atone for bringing scandal to her family.&nbsp;Kristin is a sympathetic character and her story is particularly relevant for young people today, in our climate of sexual irresponsibility and &quot;relationships&quot; that amount to &quot;friends with benefits.&quot; Although family dynamics may be different today - and women face a wider variety of options as they discern their vocations - the underlying message that our individual choices affect not only us but our families is a powerful one.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Catholicism is subtly woven throughout the novel, providing windows into the practice of the faith hundreds of years ago and timeless moral themes as reflected through Kristin's experiences. Yet it does not read like a fable written to instruct - Undset is unsparing in her depiction of the consequences of various characters' misdeeds, and we can draw our own lessons.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Kristin also shows us that a &quot;strong woman&quot; can be thoroughly devoted to the service of her family and the care of her home - without glamorizing the duties of a medieval noblewoman, Undset shows us the expertise required to manage a household.&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>I wish I'd read <i><a href="http://www.aquinasandmore.com/title/Kristin-Lavransdatter/SKU/61554">Kristin Lavransdatter</a> </i>earlier in life. I look forward to sharing it with my own children, particularly my daughter. Highly recommended.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> 1712 Powerful themes of womanhood, sexuality, family, and faith
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