Independent People by Halldor Laxness

"Independent People" is a novel set in rural Iceland, following the life of a stubborn sheep farmer who values his independence above all else. Despite facing numerous hardships, including poverty, harsh weather, and family strife, he refuses to accept help or compromise his self-reliance. The book explores themes of pride, the struggle for survival, and the human spirit's resilience in the face of adversity.

The 411th greatest book of all time


Published
1934
Nationality
Icelandic
Type
Fiction
Pages
400-500
Words
200,000
Original Language
Icelandic

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