The Snake Pit Author:Sigrid Undset A Literary Masterpiece — Sigrid Undset was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1923, shortly after the publication of the last of the four volumes in her tetralogy--The Master of Hestviken. The author considered this extraordinary drama of life in Norway during the thirteenth century superior to her great trilogy of fourteenth-century life... more », which is famous throughout the world as Kirstin Lavransdatter.
This is the second novel of the tetralogy, all four of which are being republished in Giant Cardinal editions. The first, The Axe, told the story of Olav Audunsson as a violent young man, an outlaw, and how he took Ingunn as his wife. In this second novel, Olav's sotry is carried forward to his life as master of Hestviken, his leaving home to fight against the Danes, and the death of his beloved Ingunn.
Like the other volumes in the tetralogy, the Snake Pit is a masterful re-creation of medievel life and characters, a life made as real as the modern world though the genius of Sigrid Undset.« less