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The Snake Pit

The Snake Pit

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Written by Sigrid UndsetAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Sigrid Undset

  • Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • On Sale: November 29, 1994
  • Price: $15.95
  • ISBN: 978-0-679-75554-8 (0-679-75554-3)
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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 Ingunn's past lies the shame of an illegitimate child and in Olav's past there is murder. The guilt they carry may prove destructive. In conveying both the emotional immediacy of Olav and Ingunn's love and the epic sweep of their story, The Snake Pit is a masterly re-creation of a vanished world tainted by bloodshed and haunted by sin and retribution.