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Jenny

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Jenny (1911) is a novel by Norwegian writer Sigrid Undset. Published during the author’s social realist phase, a period in which her writing focused on the lives of everyday Norwegians, Jenny is a moving portrait of idealism and ambition and a tragic tale of talent gone to seed. Les mer
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Jenny (1911) is a novel by Norwegian writer Sigrid Undset. Published during the author’s social realist phase, a period in which her writing focused on the lives of everyday Norwegians, Jenny is a moving portrait of idealism and ambition and a tragic tale of talent gone to seed. Although Undset’s later fiction—inspired by her conversion to Catholicism—won her the 1928 Nobel Prize in Literature, her earlier work has remained essential to her legacy.


Finding herself uninspired in her native Norway, Jenny Winge, an idealistic and talented painter, moves to Rome in order to further her artistic career. There, she finds not only success, but a fiancé with whom she envisions sharing a life and family. Moved by hidden desires, however, Jenny strikes up an affair with the man’s father that leaves her pregnant, disgraced, and alone. Determined as ever despite being shaken from her path as an artist, Jenny determines to raise the child by herself, forsaking convention while simultaneously risking her life and the life of her baby. From artistic achievement to mere independence, Jenny is forced to drastically shift her ambitions, to remain unbroken in a world that seems intent on breaking every hope she holds. Jenny is a realist novel that takes an unsparing look at the role of women in society while illuminating the struggles a young artist faces on the path to success and independence.


With a beautifully designed cover and professionally typeset manuscript, this edition of Sigrid Undset’s Jenny is a classic of Norwegian literature reimagined for modern readers.
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Forlag: Graphic Arts Books
Innbinding: Paperback
Språk: Engelsk
ISBN: 9781513271934
Format: 20 x 13 cm
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Sigrid Undset (1882-1949) was a Norwegian novelist. Born in Denmark, Undset moved with her family to Norway at the age of two. Raised in Oslo, Undset was on track to attend university before her father’s death derailed the family’s economic stability. At 16, Undset started working as a secretary for an engineering firm while writing and studying on the side. After a voluminous novel set in the Nordic Middle Ages failed to find a publisher, Undset made her literary debut at 25 with Fru Marta Oulie, a short realist novel about a middle-class Norwegian woman. Over the next decade, she published at a prodigious rate, earning a reputation as a rising star in Norwegian literature with such novels as Jenny (1911) and Vaaren (1914). This success allowed her to quit her job as a secretary in order to dedicate herself to her writing. Shaken by the First World War, however, Undset converted to Catholicism and began to shift away from realism toward spiritual and moral themes. Between 1920 and 1922, she published her magnum opus Kristin Lavransdatter, a trilogy set in Norway in the Middle Ages that secured her the 1928 Nobel Prize in Literature. A longtime critic of Adolph Hitler, Undset was forced to flee Norway following the Nazi invasion in 1940. She made her way via Sweden to the United States, where she lived for the remainder of the war. Undset returned to Norway in 1945, spending her final years in Lillehammer.