Victoria (novel)

Victoria (Norwegian: Victoria. En kjærlighedshistorie, 1898) is a novel by Knut Hamsun.[1]

Victoria
AuthorKnut Hamsun
CountryNorway
LanguageDanish
GenreFiction
Published1898

Overview

A miller's son, Johannes, falls in love with the daughter of a wealthy landowner, Victoria. The novel follows them through adolescence, as Johannes struggles with the social hierarchy and becomes a successful author, and Victoria is forced into marrying Otto, a lieutenant, to save the troubled family economy.

A lyrical excursion into unconsummated love, love that is described memorably as Blood and Blossoms.[2]

Hamsun later named his daughter "Victoria", after the novel.

Adaptations

References

  1. Gibbs, Walter (February 27, 2009). "Norwegian Nobel Laureate, Once Shunned, Is Now Celebrated". The New York Times.
  2. Enright, DJ (February 24, 1972), "Blood and Blossoms", The New York Review of Books.


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