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.
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.
Genre: Fiction + Literature Themes
Subgenre: Literary Genres + Types of Novels, Peoples + Cultures, Family + Friendship