Kristin Lavransdatter

Kristin Lavransdatter

(Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)

Written by:
Introduction by:
Translated by: Tiina Nunnally
Notes by: Tiina Nunnally

Additional Formats
  • Ebook
  • ISBN 9781101098455
  • 1168 Pages
  • Penguin Classics
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"The finest historical novel our 20th century has yet produced; indeed it dwarfs most of the fiction of any kind that Europe has produced in the last twenty years."

– Contemporary Movements in European Literature, edited by William Rose and J. Isaacs

"As a novel it must be ranked with the greatest the world knows today." — Montreal Star

"Sigrid Undset’s trilogy embodies more of life, seen understandingly and seriously… than any novel since Dostoievsky’s Brothers Karamazov. It is also very probably the noblest work of fiction ever to have been inspired by the Catholic art of life." — Commonweal

"No other novelist, past or present, has bodied forth the medieval world with such richness and fullness of indisputable genius…. One of the finest minds in European literature."

– New York Herald Tribune

"This trilogy is the first great story founded upon the normal events of a normal woman’s existence. It is as great and as rich, as simple and as profound, as such a story should be."

– Ruth Suckow in the Des Moines Register
Kristin Lavransdatter

Kristin Lavransdatter

Written by: Sigrid Undset, Introduction by: Brad Leithauser, Translated by: Tiina Nunnally, Notes by: Tiina Nunnally


Nobel Prize in Literature – winner


"We consider it the best book our judges have ever selected and it has been better received by our subscribers than any other book," says the Book-of-the-Month Club.