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Nov 29, 2005
| ISBN 9780143039372
Nov 29, 2005
| ISBN 9781101161593
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Nov 29, 2005 | ISBN 9780143039372
Nov 29, 2005 | ISBN 9781101161593
The Nobel Prize winner’s poetic, psychologically intense portrayal of love’s predicament in a class-bound societyA Penguin Classic 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 is too late.For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,800 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
Nobel Prize winner Knut Hamsun (1859–1952) worked as a laborer in both Scandinavia and America before establishing himself as a successful playwright and novelist. He has been called the “father of modern literature” and is perhaps best well-known for his… More about Knut Hamsun
By the Winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature“Knut Hamsun’s writing is magical, his sentences are glowing, he could write about anything and make it alive.” —Karl Ove Knausgaard, The New York Times Book Review
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