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Author(s): Halldor Laxness

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In an epic set in Iceland in the early twentieth century, Gudbjartur Jonsson buys his own croft after eighteen years of service to the local bailiff, and brings his wife and his small flock of sheep there to build a new, independent life for himself.

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Halldor Laxness was born near Reykjavik, Iceland, in 1902. His first novel was published when he was seventeen. The undisputed master of contemporary Icelandic fiction and one of the outstanding novelists of the century, he has written more than sixty books, including novels short stories, essays, poems, plays and memoirs. In 1955 he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. He died in 1998.

General Fields

  • : 9780679767923
  • : Random House Publishing Group
  • : Vintage Books
  • : 0.418
  • : April 1997
  • : 203mm X 146mm X 27mm
  • : United States
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Halldor Laxness
  • : Paperback
  • : 1st Vintage International Ed
  • : English
  • : 839.6934
  • : 482