Kristin Lavransdatter Author:Sigrid Undset Hugh Walpole says: ". . .I believe it to be no exaggeration to say that Kristin, the daughter of Lavran, is one of the great world creations of fiction, and takes her place with Anna Karenin, Emma Bovary, Tess, and Eugenie Grandet. She is literally a woman of all time. . . the motives that move her are universal and eternal. — "As you read you ... more »feel the movement of the turning world. Sigrid Undset is a poet and her pages are filled with beautiful things, but they are filled with cruel and harsh things also. Scenes like the burning of the church, the Town Fair, the feasts and services, the fights and homely life on the farms--those are all a revelation for those who think that the past must be a dead past . . .
"She had the gift . . . of making you insist on knowing what happens next. I defy any reader . . . to put this volume down after reaching page fifty . . . itex excitement is so unusual."« less