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When it first appeared in 1898, this fourth novel by celebrated Norwegian writer Knut Hamsun captured instant acclaim for its poetic, psychologically intense portrayal of love’s predicament in a class-bound society. Set in a coastal village of late nineteenth-century Norway, Victoria follows two doomed lovers through their thwarted lifelong romance. Johannes, the son of a miller, finds inspiration for his writing in his passionate devotion to Victoria, an impoverished aristocrat constrained by family loyalty. ...

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Overview

When it first appeared in 1898, this fourth novel by celebrated Norwegian writer Knut Hamsun captured instant acclaim for its poetic, psychologically intense portrayal of love’s predicament in a class-bound society. Set in a coastal village of late nineteenth-century Norway, Victoria follows two doomed lovers through their thwarted lifelong romance. Johannes, the son of a miller, finds inspiration for his writing in his passionate devotion to Victoria, an impoverished aristocrat constrained by family loyalty. Separated by class barriers and social pressure, the fated pair parts ways, only to realize—too late—the grave misfortune of their lost opportunity. Elegantly rendered in this brand-new translation by Sverre Lyngstad, Victoria’s haunting lyricism and emotional depth remain as timeless as ever.

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Reaching back to 1898, this title is Norway's answer to the standard story of a young couple whose love is threatened by class distinctions. Hamsun won the 1920 Nobel Prize for Literature, so he must know something. Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780143039372
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/28/2005
  • Series: Penguin Classics Series
  • Edition description: Translatio
  • Pages: 112
  • Sales rank: 734,919
  • Product dimensions: 5.16 (w) x 7.80 (h) x 0.31 (d)

Meet the Author

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.

Sverre Lyngstad, the preeminent scholar of Norwegian literature, is Distinguished Professor Emeritus of English and Comparative Literature at the New Jersey Institute of Technology.

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    Posted December 12, 2013

    Elisabeth

    "Nevermind." She began to walk away. "Well I must be going. Good night Rin! I'll visit soon!" ((Gtgtb bbt gnight

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    (Tbis place feels abandoned...)

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    Posted March 31, 2008

    amazing

    this book touched my heart in so many ways. its simplicity is deceiving but the deepness is overwhelming.

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