Gunnar's Daughter Book Summary and Study Guide

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This very short novel describes the betrayal and rape of a young woman by her suitor. As a single parent in medieval Norway, she struggles to gain acceptance in a rigid society. She seeks revenge for the injury done to her family and in the process risks losing what she holds most dear. The book is written in a style reminiscent of the Icelandic sagas, but is made more powerful for it. Although morally didactic, the impact is staggering.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   1600-1899 Romance/Romance Problems    -   Yes Kind of sex:    -   rape Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Taboo sex story?    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   Prince/Nobleman/King Age:    -   20's-30's


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   3 () Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   Scandinavia Forest?    -   Yes Water?    -   Yes Water:    -   sail boat

Writing Style

Amount of dialog    -   little dialog

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