Originally published in 1886, ‘Albertine’ tells the story of an underprivileged seamstress in Norway’s capital, Christiana. It is about the character’s hopes and dreams, her relationship with a police officer and the unfortunate circumstances that force her to turn to prostitution. Due to the nature of its content, the book was confiscated shortly after publication. Christian Krohg (1852-1925) was a Norwegian painter and writer, and painted several works based on the ‘Albertine’ story. This classic and rare text is being republished in a modern and affordable format, complete with a new, specially written biography and featuring the original text and artwork.