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* DeadGuyJunior: Subverted [[PlayedForDrama for Intense Drama]]. Kristin names her last son Erlend, after her husband... who is alive and well, and Kristin knows it. Naming the baby Erlend is a public statement that her husband is dead ''to her,'' and all her friends are horrified. [[spoiler: The baby sickens and dies, and everyone sees this as divine punishment for Kristin's refusal to forgive.]]


* GrandmaWhatMassiveHotnessYouHave: Erlend continues to turn heads even after his daughter Margaret has married and borne a child.


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* SilverFox: Erlend continues to turn heads even after his daughter Margaret has married and borne a child.


Won Sigrid Undset the NobelPrizeInLiterature in 1928.

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Won Sigrid Undset the NobelPrizeInLiterature UsefulNotes/NobelPrizeInLiterature in 1928.


* MurderTheHypotenuse: Erlend has promised himself to both Eline and Kristin. Eline tries to poison Kristin when she finds out about this. Kristin forces Erlend to choose between them and does nothing to prevent Eline's death.



* ThrownDownAWell: During the Black Death, some desperate townspeople attempt a sacrifice to the pagan goddess Hel by throwing the child of a local prostitute down a well

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* ThrownDownAWell: During the Black Death, some desperate townspeople attempt a sacrifice to the pagan goddess Hel by throwing the child of a local prostitute down a wellwell.


* AttemptedRape

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* AttemptedRapeAttemptedRape: Bentein tries to rape Kristin, but she fights him off.



* DaddysGirl

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* DaddysGirlDaddysGirl: As a child, Kristin is close to her father.



* DoggedNiceGuy Simon is the epitome of this.

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* DoggedNiceGuy Simon is the epitome of this.very kind, but Kristin chooses Erlend over him.



* TheHighMiddleAges
* HistoricalFiction
* HookerWithAHeartOfGold: Brynhild Fluga
* IllGirl: Ulvhild Lavransdatter
* LadykillerInLove: Erlend

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* TheHighMiddleAges
TheHighMiddleAges: The novels take place in the late 1200s and early 1300s.
* HistoricalFiction
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HistoricalFiction: The novels take place in the late 1200s and early 1300s.
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HookerWithAHeartOfGold: Brynhild Fluga
* IllGirl: Ulvhild Lavransdatter
Lavransdatter becomes crippled after an accident, and is always pale and sick.
* LadykillerInLove: ErlendTheCasanova Erlend falls in love with Kristin.



* LoveMartyr
* MassiveNumberedSiblings

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* %%* LoveMartyr
* %%* MassiveNumberedSiblings



* PoisonedChaliceSwitcheroo

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* %%* PoisonedChaliceSwitcheroo


* Fainting: Kristin faints at a party when she sees Erlend for the first time after many weeks of longing--in front of her fiance and his entire family.

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* Fainting: {{Fainting}}: Kristin faints at a party when she sees Erlend for the first time after many weeks of longing--in front of her fiance and his entire family. family.
* TheFairFolk Kristin meets the ''huldra'' as a child.



* TheHighMiddleAges



* TheOldGods Kristin sacrifices to them when Simon's son is ill.



* TheBlackDeath
* TheFairFolk Kristin meets the ''huldra'' as a child.
* TheHighMiddleAges
* TheOldGods Kristin sacrifizes to them when Simon's son is ill.



* YeOldeButcheredeEnglishe: The Archer Translation from the 1920's for English-speaking audiences. It is similar to the way the King James Version of the Bible is written, but even more so. A new translation by Tiina Nunnally was released in 2005 which is closer to English spoken today.

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* %%* YeOldeButcheredeEnglishe: The Archer Translation from the 1920's for English-speaking audiences. It is similar to the way the King James Version of the Bible is written, but even more so. A new translation by Tiina Nunnally was released in 2005 which is closer to English spoken today.today.
%%Commenting this one out because that trope is about incorrect archaic English. If the archaic English is used correctly, it won't be Flowery Elizabethan English either because the work is set in a time period when people actually talked like that.


Sigrid Undset won the NobelPrizeInLiterature in 1928 for this book.

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Won Sigrid Undset won the NobelPrizeInLiterature in 1928 for this book.1928.


* HotDad Lavrans and Erlend.

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* TheBlackDeath: It sweeps through Norway in book three. Characters make reference to the personification of the plague, an old crone holding a rake in one hand and a broom in the other. [[spoiler: As a nun, Kristin is bound by charity to offer help to any and all sufferers. She hears of the plague killing most of her sons, and in the end, she dies of it.]]


* HairOfGold: Kristin starts out like this. People remark on her blond hair, and she is sweet, innocent, and beloved in her neighborhood. Until she meets Erlend...

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* HairOfGold: HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: Kristin starts out like this. People remark on her blond hair, and she is sweet, innocent, and beloved in her neighborhood. Until she meets Erlend...

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* CharacterWitness: Simon does this for Erlend when he gets into legal problems.

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* SuperWindowJump: Margret's paramour, when surprised by Erlend.


* AltarTheSpeed: Kristin keeps her wedding date unchanged [[spoiler: despite her hidden pregnancy. She knows everybody will be counting backward on their fingers and Erlend will look bad because of it]].

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* AltarTheSpeed: Subverted. Kristin keeps her wedding date unchanged [[spoiler: despite her hidden pregnancy. She knows everybody will be counting backward on their fingers and Erlend will look bad because of it]].

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* AltarTheSpeed: Kristin keeps her wedding date unchanged [[spoiler: despite her hidden pregnancy. She knows everybody will be counting backward on their fingers and Erlend will look bad because of it]].

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* LadykillerInLove: Erlend

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