Saturday, March 16, 2013

Book: Victoria by Knut Hamsun

Read this a couple of weeks ago. It's a classic love story, and one of Norwegian author Knut Hamsun's most known novels. Published in 1898, it's a beautiful, story about Johannes, son of a miller who is in love with Victoria, the young woman who lives in the nearby manor. 
They can never be together, they are separated by class and economy, but Hamsun describes it in a beautiful way, even  though it's sad and hopeless, and even though Victoria is forced to marry Otto, in order to save her family from economic ruin.

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