Book Reviews

Sigrid Undset’s Ida Elisabeth: The Moral Nobility of a Loving Woman

By Mitchell Kalpakgian ● Crisis Magazine ● 03/19/2018


A novel about a self-sacrificing woman whose life of heroic suffering for the sake of her marriage and children exemplifies moral courage, Ida Elisabeth traces the heroine’s life from the folly of an adolescent scandal in which she loses her virginity to the period of adult womanhood as a mother of three children.

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