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Initially rejected by the author's scandalized publisher, Constance Ring is now considered a classic of Scandinavian-and world-literature, a passionate condemnation of marriage and moral hypocrisy that has drawn comparisons to Madame Bovary and The Awakening. The story of a naive young woman who sets out to divorce her loving but adulterous husband, Constance Ring is an intimate portrayal of a vibrant woman's refusal to yield to the forces that constrict women's lives in a society that offers them few choices.

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A scathing attack on the double standard of sexual morality

Synopsis:

Initially refused by the author's scandalized publisher, Constance Ring is now considered a classic of Scandinavian and women's literature, a passionate condemnation of marriage and moral hypocrisy that has drawn comparisons to Madame Bovary and The Awakening.

Constance is a naïve young woman who marries Ring, a well-to-do businessman who loves her but indulges in the casual adultery that is customary for men of his social circle. When Constance sets out to divorce Ring, she finds that no one will support her decision. Constance Ring is an intimate portrayal of a vibrant woman who refuses to yield to the forces that constrict women's lives in a society that offers women few choices but marriage.

Synopsis:

Initially rejected by the author's scandalized publisher, Constance Ring is now considered a classic of Scandinavian-and world-literature, a passionate condemnation of marriage and moral hypocrisy that has drawn comparisons to Madame Bovary and The Awakening. The story of a naive young woman who sets out to divorce her loving but adulterous husband, Constance Ring is an intimate portrayal of a vibrant woman's refusal to yield to the forces that constrict women's lives in a society that offers them few choices.

About the Author

Amalie Skram (1846-1905) is considered one of Scandinavia's major literary figures. Her works caused scandal with their uncompromising views on religion, marriage, and the double standard forced on women. Her other novels include Lucie (Norvik, 2002), and Under Observation (Women in Translation, 1993).

Judith Messick and Katherine Hanson are also the co-translators of Skram's Lucie (Norvik, 2001) and Under Observation (Women in Translation, 1993).

Product Details

ISBN:
9780810119673
Translator:
Messick, Judith; Hanson, Katherine
Translator:
Hanson, Katherine
Translator:
Messick, Judith; Hanson, Katherine
Translator:
Messick, Judith
Author:
Skram, Amalie
Author:
Messick, Judith
Author:
Hanson, Katherine
Publisher:
Northwestern University Press
Location:
Evanston, Ill.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Women's Studies
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Marriage
Subject:
Divorce
Subject:
Married women
Subject:
European - Scandinavian
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Women's Studies - General
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Number:
Translated
Edition Description:
Translated
Series:
European Classics
Series Volume:
[11]
Publication Date:
20021131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
7.75 x 5.13 x 0.7 in

Related Subjects

Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z
History and Social Science » Gender Studies » Womens Studies
History and Social Science » Military » General History
Religion » Comparative Religion » General

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A scathing attack on the double standard of sexual morality

"Synopsis" by ,
Initially refused by the author's scandalized publisher, Constance Ring is now considered a classic of Scandinavian and women's literature, a passionate condemnation of marriage and moral hypocrisy that has drawn comparisons to Madame Bovary and The Awakening.

Constance is a naïve young woman who marries Ring, a well-to-do businessman who loves her but indulges in the casual adultery that is customary for men of his social circle. When Constance sets out to divorce Ring, she finds that no one will support her decision. Constance Ring is an intimate portrayal of a vibrant woman who refuses to yield to the forces that constrict women's lives in a society that offers women few choices but marriage.

"Synopsis" by , Initially rejected by the author's scandalized publisher, Constance Ring is now considered a classic of Scandinavian-and world-literature, a passionate condemnation of marriage and moral hypocrisy that has drawn comparisons to Madame Bovary and The Awakening. The story of a naive young woman who sets out to divorce her loving but adulterous husband, Constance Ring is an intimate portrayal of a vibrant woman's refusal to yield to the forces that constrict women's lives in a society that offers them few choices.
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