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The Bridal Wreath

by Sigrid Undset

In the rugged and unforgiving landscape of 14th-century Norway, a young woman's heart is torn between the divine and the desires of the flesh. "The Bridal Wreath" by Sigrid Undset is a sweeping historical epic that unravels the intricate tapestry of one woman's life, her tumultuous passions, and her unyielding faith. Kristin Lavransdatter, the daughter of a prosperous landowner, is destined for a life of piety and virtue. But beneath her devout exterior lies a heart aflame with forbidden longing. Betrothed to one man, Simon Darre, her destiny takes an unexpected turn when she succumbs to the magnetic allure of Erlend Nikulausson, a charismatic and enigmatic figure. Thus begins a passionate and perilous affair that threatens to unravel the very fabric of her world. As Kristin navigates the treacherous waters of love, marriage, and motherhood, she must grapple with the eternal struggle between her unwavering religious convictions and her overpowering desires. Set against a backdrop of medieval Norway's societal norms and expectations, this tale explores the enduring conflict between the sacred and the profane. Sigrid Undset's prose weaves a vivid and immersive portrait of a bygone era, where honor, duty, and love collide in a breathtaking narrative. "The Bridal Wreath" is the first installment in Undset's Nobel Prize-winning trilogy, a timeless exploration of a woman's journey through life, love, and the enduring search for salvation. Step into the world of Kristin Lavransdatter, where desire and devotion intertwine, and where the choices made reverberate through generations. Undset's masterpiece is a riveting and profound examination of the human heart, its passions, and its unyielding quest for redemption.

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Language

English

Original Language

Norwegian

Published In

1923

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Sigrid Undset (1882-1949) was a Norwegian novelist who won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1928. She is best known for her historical novels, which explore the lives of women in medieval Norway.Undse...

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