Kristin Lavransdatter II: The Wife Book Summary and Study Guide

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Kristin has married Erlend and is racked with guilt for having conceived a child out of wedlock. She insists on a pilgrimage in order to receive penitence for her sin. The years pass, and with them, Kristin gives Erlend more sons. Erlend proves himself a less than competent breadwinner. But no matter what, Kristin is determined to stick with him. Erlend gets mixed up in an intrigue against the king. Now that she has the opportunity to leave him, will Kristin renege on the marriage and concentrate on raising their seven sons?
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   thoughtful Time/era of story    -   1600-1899 Family, struggle with    -   Yes Struggle with:    -   Husband Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Pregnancy/Child rearing    -   Yes Major part of story:    -   general child raising

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   homemaker Age:    -   20's-30's


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   6 () Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   Scandinavia

Writing Style

Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   impregnation/reproduction    -   Boob talk!    -   Vagia talk! Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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