This beautiful and moving story of young love is a classic of European literature, by Nobel Prize winning author Knut Hamsun.
Johannes, the miller’s son, and Victoria, daughter of the lord of the manor, enjoy a brief moment of ecstasy that is as transitory as their dreams. They are forever separated by their class, and circumstances force them into perverse cruelty to each other.
Yet, Victoria cannot live without her Johannes.
Victoria is the only novel Hamsun wrote that could be described as a whole-hearted love story and was written at the beginning of his own marriage.
Knut Hamsun is recognised as one of the greatest literary figures of the twentieth century. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1920 for his novel Growth of the Soil.
“A sustained feat of shimmering lyricism.”
‘New York Times’
“His lyrical story of two star-crossed lovers… It’s beautiful, brilliant and a classic of modern European literature.”