New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1946. First American Edition. Cloth. 8vo, black cloth with gold lettering and Viking designs on spine and front cover, archival polyester-protected pictorial dust jacket (unclipped) with overhead sketch of Icelandic seaside settlement, publisher's red topstain, vi + 470 pages +  A Note on the Type... Review laid in. Fine / Very Good. Item #7094
Halldór Laxness (1902 – 1998) was an Icelandic writer and winner of the 1955 Nobel Prize in Literature. He wrote novels, poetry, newspaper articles, essays, plays, travelogues and short stories.
Independent People (Icelandic: Sjálfstætt fólk ~ Self-reliant Folk) is an epic novel by Nobel laureate Halldór Laxness, originally published in two volumes in 1934 and 1935. It recounts the struggle of poor Icelandic farmers in the early 20th century, recently freed from debt bondage, and surviving on isolated crofts in a harsh landscape.
This book, along with several other major novels, helped Laxness win the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1955.--Wiki
SUPERIOR & UNCOMMON COPY: Tight, bight, clean. Previous owner's name on front free endpaper. Dust jacket (unclipped) has some wear, nicks and whitened edges. Gilt on spine has faded. Immediate post-war imprint.