by Sigrid Undset, Norway.
Translated by Tiina Nunnally.
Three volumes in 1: The Wreath, The Wife, and The Cross.
This translation brings Undset's remarkable saga to life with clarity and lyrical beauty. The story of a woman's life in 14th century Norway, this epic love story portrays the clash between feudal violence and Christian piety, traditional imperatives and the individual conscience, brilliantly capturing a world both remote and strangely familiar.
Paperback, 1144pp. 1920-1922/2005