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Description - Independent People by Halldor Laxness

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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Book Details

ISBN: 9780679767923
ISBN-10: 0679767924
Format: Paperback
(203mm x 146mm x mm)
Pages: 482
Imprint: Vintage Books
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Publish Date: 14-Jan-1997
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Halldor Laxness

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.

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