The Internet Book List - Spread the word
       


Book Information: Wreath, the

Wreath, the (1920) [Novel]
by Sigrid Undset Rating: No votes (Rate!)
Reviews: None (show them) Review!

Series: Kristin Lavransdatter
Part: 1

Summary (From the publisher):

Originally published in Norwegian in 1920 and set in fourteenth-century Norway, The Wreath chronicles the courtship of a headstrong and passionate young woman and a dangerously charming and impetuous man. Undset re-creates the historical backdrop in vivid detail, immersing readers in the day-to-day life, social conventions, and political undercurrents of the period. Her prose combines the sounds and style of Nordic ballads, European courtly poetry, and religious literature. But the story Undset tells is a modern one; it mirrors post-World War I political and religious anxieties, and introduces a heroine who has long captivated contemporary readers. Defying her parents and stubbornly pursuing her own happiness, Kristin emerges as a woman who not only loves with power and passion but intrepidly confronts her sexuality.
(from the publisher)

Original title: ?
Original languages: Norwegian

Quotes:

Genre: FictionHistoricalEuropeanMedieval

Notes:

  • Alternate English title: "The Bridal Wreath"

No Editions Found

No editions of this work have yet been entered into our database. If you would like to add an edition, use the "Add a book" link on the left.



©Steven Jeffery / IBList.com, 2012
Terms of Use