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Thompson, J. A. (J. Anderson)

Works: 2 works in 27 publications in 1 language and 2,057 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction 
Roles: Translator
Classifications: PZ3.L449, 839.6
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Most widely held works by J. A Thompson
Independent people : an epic by Halldór Laxness( Book )

21 editions published between 1946 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,015 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" ... are the small freeholders of the Icelandic countryside--operators of the one-man, one-family farm got by inheritance or puchase and held with grim tenacity against all connivances of nature and man by folk whose ruling passion is to be their own masters on their own acres." [Dust jacket]
Independent people by Halldór Laxness( Book )

6 editions published between 1945 and 2001 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1946, this humane epic novel is set in rural Iceland in the early twentieth century. Bjartus is a sheep farmer determined to eke a living from a blighted patch of land. Nothing, not merciless weather, nor his family will come between him and his goal of financial independence. Only Asta Solillja, the child he brings up as his daughter, can pierce his stubborn heart. As she grows up, keen to make her own way in the world, Bjartus' obstinacy threatens to estrange them forever
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  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.25 (from 0.24 for Independen ... to 0.81 for Independen ...)

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Independent people : an epic
Independent people
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Thompson, J. A.

Thompson, J. Anderson

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