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eBook Kristin Lavransdatter: The Bridal Wreath ePub

by Sigrid Undset

  • ISBN: 0553240366
  • Subcategory: Literature
  • Author: Sigrid Undset
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Bantam Books (October 1, 1981)
  • ePub book: 1471 kb
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  • Rating: 4.9
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KRISTIN LAVRANSDATTER MY FIRST FORAY into the world of Kristin Lavransdatter, the Nobel laureate Sigrid Undset’s celebrated . Kristin Lavransdatter. Marta Oulie: A Novel of Betrayal.

KRISTIN LAVRANSDATTER. SIGRID UNDSET was born in Denmark in 1882, the eldest daughter of a Norwegian father and a Danish mother, and moved with her family to Oslo two years later. She published her first novel, Fru Marta Oulie (Mrs. Marta Oulie) in 1907 and her second book, Den lykkelige alder (The Happy Age), in 1908. MY FIRST FORAY into the world of Kristin Lavransdatter, the Nobel laureate Sigrid Undset’s celebrated trilogy of novels set in fourteenth-century Norway, turned out to be a reading experience like no other.

Kristin Lavransdatter is a trilogy of historical novels written by Nobel laureate Sigrid Undset. The individual novels are Kransen (The Wreath), first published in 1920, Husfrue (The Wife), published in 1921, and Korset (The Cross), published in 1922. Kransen and Husfrue were translated from the original Norwegian as The Bridal Wreath and The Mistress of Husaby, respectively, in the first English translation by Charles Archer and J. S. Scott.

The acknowledged masterpiece of the Nobel Prize-winning Norwegian novelist Sigrid Undset, Kristin Lavransdatter has never been out of print in this country since its . has been added to your Cart.

The acknowledged masterpiece of the Nobel Prize-winning Norwegian novelist Sigrid Undset, Kristin Lavransdatter has never been out of print in this country since its first publication in 1927. Its story of a woman's life in fourteenth-century Norway has kept its hold on generations of readers.

The Bridal Wreath book. Kransen The Wreath (Kristin Lavransdatter Sigrid Undset Kristin Lavransdatter is a trilogy of historical novels written by Nobel laureate Sigrid Undset

The Bridal Wreath book. Kransen The Wreath (Kristin Lavransdatter Sigrid Undset Kristin Lavransdatter is a trilogy of historical novels written by Nobel laureate Sigrid Undset.

Undset, Sigrid, 1882-1949. Toronto ; New York : Bantam Books. inlibrary; printdisabled; ; americana. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books. Gutierres on October 14, 2011.

1923) (The first book in the Kristin Lavransdatter series) A novel by Sigrid Undset. The acknowledged masterpiece of the Nobel Prize-winning Norwegian novelist Sigrid Undset, Kristin Lavransdatter has never been out of print in this country since its first publication in 1927

1923) (The first book in the Kristin Lavransdatter series) A novel by Sigrid Undset. The acknowledged masterpiece of the Nobel Prize-winning Norwegian novelist Sigrid Undset, Kristin Lavransdatter has never been out of print in this country since its first publication in 1927. Its story of a woman's life in fourteenth-century Norway has kept its hold on generations of readers, and the heroine, Kristin - beautiful, strong-willed, and passionate - stands with the world's great literary figures.

Kristan Lavransdatter Set Sigrid Undset 1946 Knopf The Bridal Wreath, The Mistress Of Husaby, The Cross Hardcover Books With Slip Case - Item is preowned & vintage circa 1946 - Items are in good vintage condition, some storage wear to Books and slip case, some discoloration - Dust Jacket: No. .Learn more about this item. Delivery & returns.

Volume 1, The Bridal Wreath, describes young Kristin's stormy romance with the . Sigrid Undset is a major figure in early twentieth-century literature.

Volume 1, The Bridal Wreath, describes young Kristin's stormy romance with the dashing Erlend Nikulausson, a young man perhaps overly fond of women, of whom her father strongly disapproves. Author Bio. ▼▲. A Norwegian born in Denmark in 1881, she worked with the Norwegian underground during the Second World War, fled to Sweden in 1940, and later came to the United States. She is the author of many works of fiction as well as several books for young readers and a number of nonfiction titles. Its story of a woman's life in fourteenth-century Norway has kept its hold on generations of readers, and the heroine, Kristin-beautiful, strong-willed, and passionate-stands with the world's great literary figures

The acknowledged masterpiece of the Nobel Prize-winning Norwegian novelist Sigrid Undset, Kristin Lavransdatter has never been out of print in this country since its first publication in 1927. Its story of a woman's life in fourteenth-century Norway has kept its hold on generations of readers, and the heroine, Kristinâ?”beautiful, strong-willed, and passionateâ?”stands with the world's great literary figures. Volume 1, The Bridal Wreath, describes young Kristin's stormy romance with the dashing Erlend Nikulausson, a young man perhaps overly fond of women, of whom her father strongly disapproves.

Comments

Cordann Cordann
This book was once described to me as "a great broken leg book"-- great reading if you were laid up with a broken leg, or anything less serious. I agree--but don't put off reading it till you're laid up! The action follows Kristin, daughter of a 14-century Norwegian knight, from early childhood through coming of age and marriage. Kristin, intelligent, willful and passionate, falls in love with a discredited nobleman against her family's wishes. In an age when people were rarely married for love, will their love win out? Several of the characters are memorable, among them Kristin's father Lavrans, the gentleman farmer; Brother Edvin, the monk who befriends Kristin; and Arne, Simon, and Erlend, the men who each love her. At the end, Kristin's mother Ellen, usually silent, stunningly reveals her own motivations. The descriptions of the landscape, towns and villages, are poetically beautiful, and the speaking style natural (thank goodness). People sound modern, even when espousing 14th-century ideas. A reader's feast!
Vishura Vishura
A wonderfully written book. At the beginning, Undset does a marvelous job of seeing the world through a child's eyes. And as Kristin grows older, into her teen years, the dialogue takes on Shakespearean qualities, especially between her and Erlend. Very poetic. The ending leaves one breathless as to Kristin's fate. The wedding scenes and the very last part with her parents do not seem to bode well for the future.

A joy to read and I look forward to the next book in the trilogy.
Hiylchis Hiylchis
Nunnally's Penguin edition is now available only in an unwieldy omnibus edition, so this Archer and Scott translation is all we have left in more portable single volumes. Several people here have commented that they find Archer and Scott demanding, or unmusical, etc., with all its archaisms, etc. I read Nunnally's translation many years ago, and have a 1923 "Norwegian" edition I dip into to check things (although I can't say that my knowledge of the language is that great). Sure, Archer and Scott leave a few bits out, and the "'twases," "wot yous" etc can jar a little. And Undset doesn't use such archaisms, although what these exactly would be in her language is a moot point. Yet why should be think of this as an easy read, why shouldn't we stumble over passages since the book looks back now some 700 years? Undset said that writing of the past was really writing about the present, but it might not always have to seem so. We should be a little alienated from the past in historical fiction (think of the contrivances in Walter Scott's fictions: manuscripts left in carriages etc.) , should be reminded of the temporal distance, and Archer and Scott's translation is still around, with a helpful glossary. It might be lightly revised, if the plates are still there, but I don't think it has been entirely "superseded" as some commentators here maintain.
Isha Isha
Kristin Lavransdatter is one of the greatest novels in history, and without a doubt it should be counted alongside the likes of War and Peace, The Brothers Karamazov, and Madame Bovary.

But this is not the translation you should read--needlessly antiquated, bowdlerized, plodding. Get Tina Nunnally's translation, which is wonderful. Yes, it's not available on Kindle. Even if you're like me and prefer reading ebooks over paper, you should still suck it up and buy the paper book. For an English-speaker, Tina Nunnally's translation is thus far the only good way to experience the masterpiece that is Kristin Lavransdatter.
Grari Grari
Husband loves it.
KiddenDan KiddenDan
I have read the entire series. Once you are in, you will be hunting them down...
Magis Magis
An excellent series by Sigrid Undset -- a Must Read!
One of the top 5 best books I have ever read.