This trilogy, a pillar of Scandinavian literature, follows a woman's life in 14th century Norway from the innocent naïveté of first love, to the inexorable passion that sets her at odds with her beloved father and dictates her destiny, through the pains and disillusionments of married life, to the bitterness and reflections of old age. More than just an engrossing evocation of medieval Norway, Kristin is a profound observation of life and the heart, relevant in any age. A haunting masterwork.— Reva
The Cross' is the third in the trilogy of historical novels called Kristin Lavransdatter by Sigrid Undset. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.