Kristin Lavransdatter by Sigrid Undset

The turbulent historical masterpiece of Norway’s literary master In her great historical epic Kristin Lavransdatter, set in fourteenth-century 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’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 Nikulaussøn, 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’s most beloved author—one of the twentieth century’s most prodigious and engaged literary minds—and, in Nunnally’s exquisite translation, a story that continues to enthrall. This Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition includes an introduction by Brad Leithauser. The deluxe edition features French flaps and deckle-edged paper.

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The 349th greatest fiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 13th on The 100 Favorite Novels of Librarians (Bookman.com)
  2. - Världsbiblioteket (The World Library) (Tidningen Boken)
  3. - 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die (The Book)

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Name Binding Sales Rank Lowest New Lowest Used Published
The Mistress of Husaby: Kristin Lavransdatter, Vol. 2 Paperback 1171306 $6.40 $1.10 1987
The Bridal Wreath: Kristin Lavransdatter, Vol.1 Paperback 943933 $8.00 $1.25 1987
Kristin Lavransdatter III: The Cross (Penguin Classics) Paperback 92803 $10.58 $2.66 2000
Kristin Lavransdatter II: The Wife (Penguin Classics) Paperback 78387 $11.00 $3.50 1999
Kristin Lavransdatter I: The Wreath (Penguin Classics) Paperback 71736 $10.58 $1.00 1997
Bridal Wreath Paperback 11762810 $12.99 $0.01
Kristin Lavransdatter: (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) Paperback 19317 $19.25 $9.93 2005
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Kristin Lavransdatter, I: The Wreath: 1 Kindle Edition 59655 1997
The Cross: Kristin Lavransdatter, Vol. 3 (Vintage) Kindle Edition 325996 2011
The Cross: Kristin Lavransdatter, Vol. 3 Paperback 1697080 $0.95 $0.01 1987
Kristin Lavransdatter III: The Cross Mass Market Paperback 1943427 $29.84 $0.01 1979
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Kristin Lavransdatter: A Trilogy: The Bridal Wreath; The Mistress of Husaby; The Cross Hardcover 1535272 $12.84 1940
Kristin Lavransdatter, II: The Wife Kindle Edition 230114 1999
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By Sigrid Undset - Kristin Lavransdatter I: The Wreath (Penguin Classics) (11.1.1997) Paperback 1769368 $15.61 $78.98 1997
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Kristin Lavransdatter - The Cross Kindle Edition 846224 2013
Kristin Lavransdatter, I: The Wreath (Penguin Drop Caps) Hardcover 588404 $13.64 $17.42 2014
Kristin Lavransdatter (French Edition) Paperback 1779050 $42.79 $41.54 2007
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[ [ [ Kristin Lavransdatter (Penguin Classics) [ KRISTIN LAVRANSDATTER (PENGUIN CLASSICS) ] By Undset, Sigrid ( Author )Sep-27-2005 Paperback Paperback 1034808 $31.40 $15.55 2005