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Paradise reclaimed

Autor: Halldór Laxness; Magnús Magnússon
Editora: New York : Thomas Y. Crowell Company, [1962]
Edição/Formato   Livro : Ficção : InglêsVer todas as edições e formatos
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A Mormon bishop convinces Steiner to leave his home in Iceland and move to 19th century Utah.
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Gênero/Forma: Fiction
Formato Físico Adicional: Online version:
Halldór Laxness, 1902-1998.
Paradise reclaimed.
New York, Crowell [1962]
(OCoLC)573173290
Tipo de Material: Ficção
Tipo de Documento: Livro
Todos os Autores / Contribuintes: Halldór Laxness; Magnús Magnússon
Número OCLC: 637674
Descrição: 253 pages ; 22 cm.
Outros Títulos: Paradísarheimt.
Responsabilidade: Halldor Laxness ; translated by Magnus Magnusson.

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A Mormon bishop convinces Steiner to leave his home in Iceland and move to 19th century Utah.

An idealistic Icelandic farmer journeys to Mormon Utah and back in search of paradise in this captivating novel by Nobel Prize winner Halldor Laxness. The quixotic hero of this long-lost classic is Steinar of Hlidar, a generous but very poor man who lives peacefully on a tiny farm in nineteenth-century Iceland with his wife and two adoring young children. When he impulsively offers his children's beloved pure-white pony to the visiting King of Denmark, he sets in motion a chain of disastrous events that leaves his family in ruins and himself at the other end of the earth, optimistically building a home for them among the devout polygamists in the Promised Land of Utah. By the time the broken family is reunited, Laxness has spun his trademark blend of compassion and comically brutal satire into a moving and spellbinding enchantment, composed equally of elements of fable and folkore and of the most humble truths.

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