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ISBN: 009952712X / ISBN-13: 9780099527121

Independent People

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Bjartus is a sheep farmer hewing a living from a blighted patch of land in Iceland. After 18 years of servitude to a master he despises, all he wants ... Show synopsis

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  • Independent People (Vintage Classics) – Mass-market paperback (2008)
    by Halldor Laxness

    Independent People

    Mass-market paperback, Vintage Classics
    2008
    544 pages

    ISBN: 009952712X
    ISBN-13: 9780099527121

    First published in 1946, this humane epic novel is set in rural Iceland in the early twentieth century. Bjartus is a sheep farmer determined to eke a living from a blighted patch of land. Nothing, not merciless weather, nor his family will come between him and his goal of financial independence. Only Asta Solillja, the child he brings up as his daughter, can pierce his stubborn heart. As she grows up, keen to make her own way in the world, Bjartus' obstinacy threatens to estrange them forever.

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Reviews of Independent People

Overall customer rating: 5.000
ekaup

The best book

by ekaup on Jun 21, 2011

This is simply the best book I have ever read! Even if the story takes place in a remote place close to the arctic circle it tells the story of the general desire to be free and independent, where ever they are, no matter what.

responsiblereader
by responsiblereader on Feb 18, 2010

Read Brad Leithauser's intro, he says it better than I could, but I feel the same way. This is a book that invites your affection. You are sorry when it ends, it is such a sweet sad story.

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