Steerforth Press, Paperback, 9781586420505, 330pp.
Publication Date: June 1, 1998
This new translation by Tiina Nunnally captures the fresh, vivid style of Undset's writing and restores passages omitted from the only previous edition to appear in English, which was published in 1921. Most famous for her later, historical fiction set in Catholic, medieval Scandinavia, Undset stands revealed with Jenny, her first major novel, as an unsparing, compassionate, magnificent realist, the creator of works that are at once thoroughly modern and of enduring interest.
Tiina Nunnally won the 2001 pen/Book-of-the-Month Club Translation Prize for her translation of the Penguin Classics "Kristin Lavransdatter" trilogy. She lives in Seattle."
“[Undset] was an uncommonly fine writer of fiction.”-- The New York Times Book Review
“Jenny is a stunningly atmospheric yet frank and searching drama about a young woman painter struggling to reconcile her need to make art with her longing for and fear of love. This brooding book can stand with the best of the moderns.”-- Booklist