This book was originally published in 1886 but confiscated shortly after publication due to its content. It is the story of Albertine, a poor unmarried seamstress, living in Norway's capital, Christiania. It is about her hopes and dreams, her relationship with a police officer and how she eventually falls to prostitution. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.