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Book Title: The Mistress of Husaby|
The author of the book: Sigrid Undset
Edition: Cassell & Company, Ltd
Date of issue: 1963
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Original 3 Volumes: Kransen ('20), Husfrue ('21) & Korset ('22).
In Kristin Lavransdatter (1920-22), Sigrid Undset interweaves political, social & religious history with the daily aspects of family life to create a colorful, richly detailed tapestry of Norway during the 14th-century. The trilogy is more than a journey into the past. Undset's own life, her familiarity with sagas, folklore & a wide range of medieval literature, her experiences as a daughter, wife & mother, & her deep religious faith profoundly influenced her writing. Her grasp of the connections between past & present & of human nature itself, combined with the extraordinary quality of her writing, sets her works far above the historical novel genre. This new translation by Tina Nunnally, the 1st English version since Charles Archer's translation in the 1920s, captures her strengths as a stylist. Nunnally, an award-winning translator, retains the natural dialog & lyrical flow of the original Norwegian, with its echoes of Old Norse legends, while deftly avoiding the stilted language & false archaisms of Archer's translation. In addition, she restores key passages left out of that edition.
Undset's ability to present a meticulously accurate historical portrait without sacrificing the poetry & narrative drive of masterful storytelling was particularly significant in her homeland. Granted independence in 1905 after 500 years of foreign domination, Norway was eager to reclaim its national history & culture. Kristin Lavransdatter became a touchstone for Undset's contemporaries, & continues to be widely read by Norwegians today. In the more than 75 years since it was 1st published, it's also become a favorite throughout the world.
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Read information about the authorUndset 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 in 1940 because of her opposition to Nazi Germany and the German occupation, but returned after the end of World War II in 1945.
Sigrid Undset received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1928. Most of the praise was for her medieval novels including the trilogy about Kristin Lavransdatter. This trilogy has been translated into more than 80 languages and is among the world’s most read novels.
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