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The Cross (Paperback)

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By Sigrid Undset, Charles Archer (Translator)
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First published in English in 1927, "The Cross" is the final book in the "Kristin Lavransdatter" trilogy, which depicts the life of a Norwegian woman from her childhood to her death in the 14th century. The first book in the series, "The Wreath", follows the young Kristin as she clashes with her family, who are religious and prosperous farmers, while she falls in love with, and eventually marries, a man that her parents do not approve of. In the second book, "The Wife", Kristin finally faces adult responsibilities and concerns as she makes a life with her husband. She atones for the sins of her youth and rises to the challenges of raising a large family and running an estate while married to an irresponsible and impulsive man. In the final installment of the trilogy, "The Cross", we find Kristin and her family returning to her childhood farm, which is the only property left to them given the loss of her husband's inheritance. There she struggles to gain the respect of her community while dealing with a sequence of family and personal conflicts as the work advances towards its tragic conclusion. Recognized for its realistic portrayal of 14th century Norwegian life, the "Kristin Lavransdatter" trilogy is the principal body of work that would win Sigrid Undset the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1928. This edition is printed on premium acid-free paper.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781420981445
ISBN-10: 1420981447
Publication Date: January 2nd, 2023
Pages: 334
Language: English