Iceland's Bell (Vintage International Original)

Novel, Historical novel by Halldór Laxness


Iceland's Bell is a historical novel by Nobel prize-winning Icelandic author Halldór Kiljan Laxness. It was published in three parts: Iceland's Bell, The Bright Jewel or The Fair Maiden and Fire in Copenhagen. The novel takes place in the 18th century, mostly in Iceland and Denmark. Like many of Laxness's works, the story paints a tragic and ironic picture of the terrible state of the Icelandic populace in the 18th century.

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