Rank: 45 – 45

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.

Book Overview:

  • Original title: Independent People
  • Author: Halldor Laxness
  • Creator: J A Thompson
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  • ASIN: 009952712X
  • Product type: ABIS_BOOK
  • Type: Paperback
  • Release date: 2008-07-03
  • Manufacturer: Vintage Classics
  • Publication date: 2008-07-03
  • Publisher: Vintage Classics
  • Pages: 576
  • Product group: Book
  • Release date: 2008-07-03
  • Studio: Vintage Classics