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Iceland's Bell

Bell

Sometimes grim, sometimes uproarious, and always
captivating, IcelandÉs Bell by Nobel Laureate
Halldór Laxness is at once an updating of the
traditional Ice...

Sometimes grim, sometimes uproarious, and always
captivating, IcelandÉs 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 Jon
Hreggvidsson makes a bawdy joke about the Danish
king and soon after finds himself a fugitive
charged with the murder of the kingÉs 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 ÊIcelandÉs Sun,Ë a
beautiful, headstrong young noblewoman, and
Arnas Arnaeus, the kingÉs antiquarian, an
aristocrat whose worldly manner conceals a
fierce devotion to his downtrodden countrymen.

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