The Nobel Prize winner’s poetic, psychologically intense portrayal of love’s predicament in a class-bound society
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.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - s.kaosar - LibraryThing
The story was just okay and though I can't complain about the writing, having not read it in its originally written language, I did not take to the translation done by Sverre Lyngstad. There was a ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - araridan - LibraryThing
Victoria is from the same author of Hunger, but where Hunger follows a starving young man and a complexity of issues about the nature of humanity...Victoria is pretty much a story of unrequited love ... Read full review