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Independent People

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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 ...

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Independent People
2020, Everyman's Library

ISBN-13: 9781101908273

Hardcover

Independent People
2020, Everyman's Library, London

ISBN-13: 9781841593975

Hardcover

Independent People
2008, Vintage Classics, London

ISBN-13: 9780099527121

Mass-market paperback

Independent People
2001, The Harvill Press, London

ISBN-13: 9781860467769

New edition

Paperback

Independent People
1999, The Harvill Press, London

ISBN-13: 9781860466861

Trade paperback

Independent People
1998, Peter Smith Publisher, Magnolia

ISBN-13: 9780844669496

Hardcover

Independent People
1997, Vintage, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780679767923

Trade paperback

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