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"I was sent to a school because my father was already aware that his days were numbered, and he was anxious for me to acquire a good education and follow in his footsteps." -- Sigrid Undset
Sigrid Undset (20 May 1882 – 10 June 1949) was a Norwegian novelist who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1928.

Undset was born in Kalundborg, Denmark, but her family moved to Norway when she was two years old. In 1924, she converted to Catholicism and became a lay Dominican. She fled Norway for the United States in 1940 because of her opposition to Nazi Germany and the German occupation, but returned after World War II ended in 1945.

Her best-known work is Kristin Lavransdatter, a modernist trilogy about life in Scandinavia in the Middle Ages. The book was set in medieval Norway and was published from 1920 to 1922 in three volumes. Kristin Lavransdatter portrays the life of woman from birth until death. Undset was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature for this trilogy as well as her two-volume work about Olav Audunssøn known as The Master of Hestviken tetralogy, published in 1925 and 1927.

Undset experimented with modernist tropes such as stream of consciousness in her novel, although the original English translation by Charles Archer excised many of these passages. In 1997, the first volume of Tiina Nunnally's new translation of the work won the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction in the category of translation. The names of each volume were translated by Archer as The Bridal Wreath, The Mistress of Husaby, and The Cross, and by Nunally as The Wreath, The Wife, and The Cross.

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Total Books: 99
Catherine of Siena
2021 - Catherine of Siena (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781684225590
ISBN-10: 1684225590
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Religion & Spirituality, Christian Books & Bibles

Olav Audunssn I Vows
2020 - Olav Audunssn I Vows (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781517910488
ISBN-10: 151791048X
Genre: Literature & Fiction

La princesse cossaise Tome 4  L'Amulette Hurst
2018 - La Princesse Cossaise Tome 4 L'amulette Hurst [French Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782897863029
ISBN-10: 2897863021
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Romance

Gunnar's daughter
2017 - Gunnar's Daughter [Chinese Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9787539995779
ISBN-10: 7539995777

Penguin Drop Caps Complete Set
Kristin Lavransdatter The Wreath
2014 - Kristin Lavransdatter the Wreath [Penguin Drop Caps] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780143124856
ISBN-10: 0143124854
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Marta Oulie
2014 - Marta Oulie (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780816692521
ISBN-10: 0816692521
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Sigurd and His Brave Companions A Tale of Medieval Norway
2013 - Sigurd and His Brave Companions a Tale of Medieval Norway (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780816678266
ISBN-10: 081667826X
Genres: Children's Books, History

Happy Times in Norway
2013 - Happy Times in Norway (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780816678273
ISBN-10: 0816678278
Genres: Children's Books, History

Ida Elisabeth
2013 - Ida Elisabeth (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788498408072
ISBN-10: 8498408075
Genre: Romance

Stages on the Road
2012 - Stages on the Road (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780870612589
ISBN-10: 0870612581
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Christian Books & Bibles

Ida Elisabeth A Novel
2011 - Ida Elisabeth a Novel (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781586174248
ISBN-10: 158617424X
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Fru Marta Oulie
2010 - Fru Marta Oulie [Norwegian Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781145186606
ISBN-10: 1145186602
Genre: History

Et KvindeSynspunkt
2010 - Et Kvindesynspunkt [Norwegian Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781141416387
ISBN-10: 1141416387
Genres: History, Nonfiction

Kristin Lavransdatter  The Garland  The Mistress Of Husaby
2009 - Kristin Lavransdatter the Garland the Mistress of Husaby (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781444627985
ISBN-10: 1444627988

Kristin Lavransdatter  The Cross
2009 - Kristin Lavransdatter the Cross (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781444627992
ISBN-10: 1444627996
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Santa Catalina de Siena/ Saint Catherine of Siena
2009 - Santa Catalina De Siena/ Saint Catherine of Siena [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788474909913
ISBN-10: 8474909910
Genre: Literature & Fiction

2008 - Jenny [Dodo Press] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781409923817
ISBN-10: 1409923819

Kristin Lavransdatter The Bridal Wreath
2008 - Kristin Lavransdatter the Bridal Wreath (Other)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781439513309
ISBN-10: 1439513309
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.

Kristin Lavransdatter The Mistress of Husaby
2008 - Kristin Lavransdatter the Mistress of Husaby (Other)
ISBN-13: 9781439513316
ISBN-10: 1439513317

Kristin Lavransdatter The Wreath / The Wife / The Cross
2005 - Kristin Lavransdatter the Wreath / the Wife / the Cross (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780143039167
ISBN-10: 0143039164
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 4.7/5 Stars.

2002 - Olav Audunssoen Tomos I Y II [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
2000 - Kristin Lavransdatter III the Cross [Kristin Lavransdatter Penguin] (Paperback)
1999 - The Wife [Kristin Lavransdatter, Bk 2] (Paperback)
1997 - The Wreath [Kristin Lavransdatter, Bk 1] (Paperback)
1995 - The Son Avenger [The Master of Hestviken, Vol 4] (Paperback)
1995 - In the Wilderness [The Master of Hestviken, Vol 3] (Paperback)
1994 - The Axe [The Master of Hestviken, Vol 1] (Paperback)
1994 - The Snake Pit [The Master of Hestviken, Vol 2] (Paperback)
1987 - The Cross [Kristin Lavransdatter, Bk 3] (Paperback)Paperback
1987 - The Mistress of Husaby [Kristin Lavransdatter, Bk 2] (Paperback)Paperback
1987 - The Bridal Wreath [Kristin Lavransdatter, Bk 1] (Paperback)Paperback
Men Women and Places [Essay index reprint series] (Hardcover)
Kjre Dea [Norwegian Edition] (Other)
Den Brennende Busk [Aschehougs fontenebøker - Norwegian Edition] (Other)
Tolv Ar [Norwegian Edition] (Other)
Essays [Norske essayister - Norwegian Edition] (Other)
Kritikk Og Tro Tekster [Norwegian Edition] (Other)