Gunnar's Daughter

Undset, Sigrid

Book - 1998
Gunnar's Daughter
Set in Norway and Iceland at the beginning of the 11th century, "Gunnar's Daughter" tells the story of a beautiful, spoiled young woman who, after being raped by the man she had wanted to love, raises the child conceived in violence. Alone she rebuilds her life and restores her family's honor--until an unremitting social code propels her to take the action that again destroys her happiness.

Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 1998
ISBN: 9780141180205
Branch Call Number: FICTION UNDSET 1998
Characteristics: xliii, 161 p. :,ill., maps ;,20 cm
Additional Contributors: Harbison, Sherrill
Chater, Arthur G.


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A Nobel prize winning novelist writes about the lives of women in medieval Iceland and Norway. Tragic and moving.

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