In the Wilderness 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 third 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. The second, The Snake Pit, told of Olav the father, mast of Hestviken, warrior against the Danes, and o f the death of Ingunn. In this third novel we learn of Olav's life as a widower and how he sailed abroad to forget his sorrows and returned home to fight once more.
Like the other volumes in the tetralogy, In The Wilderness is a masterful re-creation of medieval life and characters, a life made as real as the modern world though the genius of Sigrid Undset.« less