“Sigrid Undset's trilogy embodies more of life, seen understanding and seriously…than any novel since Dostoievsky's Brothers Karamazov.” —Commonweal“No other novelist has bodied forth the medieval world with such richness and fullness.” —New York Herald Tribune --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
Text: English, Norwegian (translation) --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.See all Editorial Reviews
Wonderful, even the second time around. Of the trilogy, this is especially moving.Published 5 months ago by charlene
How the reader is transported into thirteenth century Norwood is beyond me, but Sigrid Undset does it. Kristin's life takes over mine. You will lose sleep staying up to read it.Published 7 months ago by Faith D. Flaherty
A wonderful story, beautifully written in a Medieval (style) language. Following Kristin's life and loves and families is an adventure filled with sorrow, pain and hardships ... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Lee
This is the saddest of the trilogy. It can't be understood without reading the first two books. I bought this one (kindle) because the library didn't have this translation, which... Read morePublished 14 months ago by P. Poletes
As the third book in the trilogy, it was a relief to have
the story wrapped up. All three interesting, but bleak.
It is hard to end any story so that the reader feels fulfilled and complete but in this story Undset achieves a masterpiece by ending the story very naturally but with profound... Read morePublished 17 months ago by A.K. Frailey
I've been enjoying the book very much, as my husband is a Norwegian man who was born in the US. We have been to Norway, consequently, we have visited some of the towns menstioned. Read morePublished 19 months ago by NANCY MOEN
Exciting saga of Medieval Norway from a woman's point of view. The characters come alive in spite of the alien time involved.
Should be read from first book to last over time.