Author: Knut Hamsun
Publisher: Souvenir Press
Release Date: January 01, 2001
A miller's son, Johannes, falls in love with the daughter of a wealthy landowner, Victoria. The novel follows them through adolescence, as Johannes struggles with the social hierarchy and becomes a successful author, and Victoria is forced into marrying Otto, a lieutenant, to save the troubled family economy.
A lyrical excursion into unconsummated love, love that is described memorably as 'Blood and Blossoms'.