Description - Victoria by Knut Hamsun
'And love became the world's beginning and the world's ruler- but all its ways are full of flowers and blood, flowers and blood.' First published in 1898, this poetic, psychologically intense novel by acclaimed Norwegian writer Knut Hamsun has endured as a classic portrayal of love's predicament in a class-bound society. Set in a coastal village of late nineteenth-century Norway, Victoria follows two lovers whose yearnings are as powerful as the circumstances that conspire to thwart their romance. Johannes, a miller's son turned poet, finds inspiration for his writing in his passionate devotion to Victoria, a daughter of the impoverished lord of the manor, who feels constrained by family loyalty to accept the wealthy young man of her father's choice. Separated by class barriers and social pressure, the fated duo hurt and enthrall each other by turns as they move toward an emotional doom that neither will recognize until it it too late. WINNER OF THE NOBEL PRIZE IN LITERATURE Translated with an Introduction by SVERRE LYNGSTAD
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(195mm x 130mm x 8mm)
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Author Biography - Knut Hamsun
Nobel Prize winner Knut Hamsun (1858-1952) worked as a laborer in both Scandinavia and America before establishing himself as a successful playwright and novelist. Sverre Lyngstad, the preeminent scholar of Norwegian literature, is Distinguished Professor Emeritus of English and Comparative Literature at the New Jersey Institute of Technology.