"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.
"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 --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Wonderful description of a very interesting woman's life in Norway during the 14th century.Published 8 days ago by Truman Spring
A rich and magical Trilogy . I was mesmerized , couldn't put it down .Published 20 days ago by Ruth Grill
I devoured all these books, about 2000 pages worth, as I recall, when I was about 14.
Still remember parts of the tale vividly at age >70. Read more
Kristin Lavransdatter is a book unique in its scope, telling the tale of a woman's entire lifetime in Medieval Norway. Read morePublished 1 month ago by belle de sud
Having read "Kristin Lavransdatter" several times in the Archer translation, I feel the need to defend it. Read morePublished 1 month ago by olderandwiser
This is a very good trilogy of novels, much better than anything any contemporary fiction writer has done.Published 1 month ago by M. Schneider
This is my favorite book. I can see my family history within the charaters, values, relationships and developmental turning points of life within it.Published 2 months ago by Michelle J. Plante
Wonderful trip into the life of a 14th Century Norwegian. Though while reading it, I thought it overlong, by its conclusion, I was sad to have it conclude. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Brevity Goodbook