The Snake Pit: The Master of Hestviken, Vol. 2 by Sigrid Undset

The Snake Pit: The Master of Hestviken, Vol. 2

bySigrid Undset

Kobo ebook | December 8, 2010

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Set in medieval Norway, the books follow Olav and Ingunn, who, though raised as brother and sister, have become lovers in a world caught between the fading sphere of pagan worship and vendettas and the expansion of Christianity.

Sigrid Undset was the daughter of archeologist Ingvald Undset. Cultural, autobiographical, and religious topics constitute a large and interesting portion of her fiction, which in Norway is categorized according to the time of action: medieval or modern. Jenny (1911), an idealistic and tragic love story, is one of the latter novels. Un...
Title:The Snake Pit: The Master of Hestviken, Vol. 2Format:Kobo ebookPublished:December 8, 2010Publisher:Knopf Doubleday Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0307773078

ISBN - 13:9780307773074

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Norse romance For those who find 'viking romance' appealing for the threat of unspeakable but entirely human deeds, the novels of Sigrid Undset are a literate antidote the fantastical excesses of said market niche. Norse romance seems to get to the quick of the problems all who know that marriage and the fruits thereof are more than contracts and property, even when these are at play. A woman deeply committed to her choice of Catholicism, Undset's writing about love, live and all the labours therein are informed by an awareness of complexity and contrasts of Life.
Date published: 2018-02-15