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    Iceland’s Bell
    by Halldór Laxness, Philip Roughton, Adam Haslett

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    • Awards: American-Scandinavian Foundation Translation Prize (2001)
    • Genres: fiction, classics, literature, travel, novels
    • Places: Iceland (country)
    • ISBN: 9781400034253 (1400034256)
    • Release date: October 14, 2003
    • Author: Halldór Laxness, Philip Roughton, Adam Haslett
    • Publisher: Vintage
    • Language: english
    • Format: paperback, 425 pages
    • Characters: Jon Hreggvidsson, Arnas Arnaeus, Snaefridur, Magnus Sigurdsson

    About The Book

    Sometimes grim, sometimes uproarious, and always captivating, Iceland’s 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 from extreme poverty, famine, and plague. A farmer and accused cord-thief named Jon Hreggvidsson makes an improper joke about the Danish king and soon after finds himself a fugitive charged with the murder of the king’s hangman.

    In the years that follow, the hapless but resilient rogue Hreggvidsson 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 Snaefridur, known as “Iceland’s Sun,” a beautiful, headstrong young noblewoman, and Arnas Arnaeus, the king’s 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, Iceland’s Bell creates a Dickensian canvas of heroism and venality, violence and tragedy, charged with narrative enchantment on every page.

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