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Sigrid Undset

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Sigrid Undset is a major figure in early twentieth-century literature. A Norwegian born in Denmark in 1881, she worked with the Norwegian underground during the Second World War, fled to Sweden in 1940, and later came to the United States. She is the author of many works of fiction as well as several books for young readers and a number of nonfiction titles. Her novels encompass a variety of settings and time periods, ranging from medieval romances such as the Kristin Lavransdatter trilogy—generally considered to be her masterwork—and The Master of Hestviken tetralogy to modern novels such as The Winding Road... Read More

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The Axe
The Master of Hestviken, Vol. 1
Written by Sigrid Undset


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 29, 1994
Price: $17.00

Set in 13th-century Norway, The Axe is the first volume in Undset's epic tetralogy, The Master of Hestviken. In it, we meet Olav Audunsson and Ingunn Steinfinnsdatter, who were betrothed as children and raised as brother and sister. In the heedlessness of youth, they become lovers, unaware that their ardor will... Read more >
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The Axe
The Master of Hestviken, Vol. 1
Written by Sigrid Undset


Format: eBook, 304 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 6, 2013
Price: $12.99

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The Bridal Wreath
Kristin Lavransdatter, Vol.1
Written by Sigrid Undset


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 12, 1987
Price: $14.95

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The Bridal Wreath
Kristin Lavransdatter, Vol.1
Written by Sigrid Undset


Format: eBook, 288 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 23, 2011
Price: $11.99

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The Cross
Kristin Lavransdatter, Vol. 3
Written by Sigrid Undset


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 12, 1987
Price: $14.95

In the finale of this great and popular work, Kristin rearranges her life after the Black Death has devastated her world. Read more >
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The Cross
Kristin Lavransdatter, Vol. 3
Written by Sigrid Undset


Format: eBook, 416 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 20, 2011
Price: $11.99

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In the Wilderness
The Master of Hestviken, Vol. 3
Written by Sigrid Undset


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 24, 1995
Price: $15.00

It is Norway in the thirteenth-century. Olav Audunsson was once an outlaw; now he is a man of wealth and stature. He is haunted by the memory of crimes for which there are no easy atonement. In the third volume of her medieval epic, Sigrid Undset plunges readers into a world... Read more >
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In the Wilderness
The Master of Hestviken, Vol. 3
Written by Sigrid Undset


Format: eBook, 208 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 8, 2010
Price: $11.99

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The Mistress of Husaby
Kristin Lavransdatter, Vol. 2
Written by Sigrid Undset


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 12, 1987
Price: $17.95

Part two is the story of Kristin's fifteen years of troubled married life on the great estate of Husaby. Read more >
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The Mistress of Husaby
Kristin Lavransdatter, Vol. 2
Written by Sigrid Undset


Format: eBook, 384 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 12, 2011
Price: $11.99

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


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 29, 1994
Price: $15.95

In the second novel of her powerful saga The Master of Hestviken, Sigrid Undset turns the magnificent landscape of thirteenth-century Norway into the backdrop for a brilliant and unsparing portrait of marriage. Olav Audunsson and Ingunn Steinfinnsdatter, lovers when they were barely in childhood, are beginning a new life, but in... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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


Format: eBook, 240 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 8, 2010
Price: $11.99

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The Son Avenger
Volume IV of The Master of Hestviken
Written by Sigrid Undset


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 24, 1995
Price: $15.95

In the concluding volume of The Master of Hestviken epic, Sigrid Undset combines an astonishing fidelity to the landscape, culture, and mores of thirteenth-century Norway with a timeless insight into the labyrinths of passion and bitterness, guilt and faith. As a young man, Olav Audunsson committed two murders for love. Now... Read more >
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The Son Avenger
Volume IV of The Master of Hestviken
Written by Sigrid Undset


Format: eBook, 288 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 8, 2010
Price: $11.99

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