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Independent People - Laxness, Halldor, and Freeman, John (Introduction by)
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Set in the early decades of the twentieth century, Independent People is a masterly realist novel evoking in rich detail a family and a rural community struggling to survive in the starkest of landscapes. At the same time it is infused with an intense awareness of Iceland's saga tradition and folklore. Bjartur of Summerhouses is a hard and sometimes cruel man, but his flinty determination to achieve independence is both genuinely heroic and bleakly comic. Having spent eighteen years in humiliating servitude before managing ...

Independent People 2020, Everyman's Library

ISBN-13: 9781101908273


Independent People 2020, Everyman's Library, London

ISBN-13: 9781841593975


Independent People 2017, Tantor Audio, Old Saybrook

ISBN-13: 9781541400399

Audiobook CD

Independent People 2008, Vintage Classics, London

ISBN-13: 9780099527121

Mass-market paperback

Independent People 2001, The Harvill Press, London

ISBN-13: 9781860467769

New edition


Independent People 1999, The Harvill Press, London

ISBN-13: 9781860466861

Trade paperback

Independent People 1998, Peter Smith Publisher, Magnolia

ISBN-13: 9780844669496


Independent People 1997, Vintage, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780679767923

Trade paperback