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Publisher Comments:

In Kristin Lavransdatter (1920-1922), Sigrid Undset interweaves political, social, and religious history with the daily aspects of family life to create a colorful, richly detailed tapestry of Norway during the fourteenth-century. The trilogy, however, is more than a journey into the past. Undset's own life—her familiarity with Norse sagas and folklore and with a wide range of medieval literature, her experiences as a daughter, wife, and mother, and her deep religious faith—profoundly influenced her writing. Her grasp of the connections between past and present and of human nature itself, combined with the extraordinary quality of her writing, sets her works far above the genre of "historical novels." This new translation by Tina Nunnally—the first English version since Charles Archer's translation in the 1920s—captures Undset's strengths as a stylist. Nunnally, an award-winning translator, retains the natural dialog and lyrical flow of the original Norwegian, with its echoes of Old Norse legends, while deftly avoiding the stilted language and false archaisms of Archer's translation. In addition, she restores key passages left out of that edition.

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.

Synopsis:

A new translation of the second volume of the Nobel Prize-winning trilogy by Scandinavia's most beloved writer. Map.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780141181288
Translator:
Nunnally, Tiina
Introduction:
Harbison, Sherrill
Translator:
Nunnally, Tiina
Introduction by:
Harbison, Sherrill
Introduction:
Harbison, Sherrill
Author:
Harbison, Sherrill
Author:
Undset, Sigrid
Author:
Nunnally, Tiina
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Location:
New York, N.Y., U.S.A. :
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
14th century
Subject:
Undset, sigrid, 1882-1949
Subject:
Family saga
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series:
Kristin Lavransdatter (Penguin)
Series Volume:
02
Publication Date:
19991131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
b/w maps on pages xxvi-xxvii
Pages:
448
Dimensions:
7.76x5.06x.76 in. .67 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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