Jenny (novel)

Author Sigrid Undset
Translator Tiina Nunnally
Country Norway
Language Norwegian
Publication date

Jenny is a novel by the Norwegian writer Sigrid Undset, published in 1911, and regarded as Undset's literary breakthrough. The novel is set in Rome and later in Norway. The protagonist "Jenny Winge" tries to make a career as a painter. Being the lover of her fiancé's father results in a child, who dies shortly after the birth. She later commits suicide.[1][2]


  1. Dahl, Willy (1984). Norges litteratur (in Norwegian). 2. Oslo: Aschehoug. pp. 306307. ISBN 82-03-10571-8.
  2. Amdam, Per (1975). "En ny realisme. Historie og samtid". In Beyer, Edvard. Norges Litteraturhistorie (in Norwegian). 4. Oslo: Cappelen. pp. 418–420.

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