La Cloche dIslande Halldór Laxness

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La Cloche dIslande  by  Halldór Laxness

La Cloche dIslande by Halldór Laxness
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Sometimes grim, sometimes uproarious, and always captivating, Icelands Bell by Nobel Laureate Halldór Laxness is at once an updating of the traditional Icelandic saga and a caustic social satire. At the close of the 17th century, Iceland is anMoreSometimes grim, sometimes uproarious, and always captivating, Icelands Bell by Nobel Laureate Halldór Laxness is at once an updating of the traditional Icelandic saga and a caustic social satire. At the close of the 17th century, Iceland is an oppressed Danish colony, suffering under extreme poverty, famine, and plague.

A farmer and accused cord-thief named Jón Hreggviðsson makes a bawdy joke about the Danish king and soon after finds himself a fugitive charged with the murder of the kings hangman.In the years that follow, the hapless but resilient rogue Jón becomes a pawn entangled in political and personal conflicts playing out on a far grander scale. Chief among these is the star-crossed love affair between Snaefríður, known as Icelands Sun- a beautiful, headstrong young noblewoman, and Arnas Arnaeus, the kings antiquarian, an aristocrat whose worldly manner conceals a fierce devotion to his downtrodden countrymen.

As their personal struggle plays itself out on an international stage, Icelands Bell creates a Dickensian canvas of heroism and venality, violence and tragedy, charged with narrative enchantment on every page.



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