Tíund : saga frá Nýja Íslandi [The Tithe: A Story from New Iceland]

Eyjólfsson, Gunnsteinn 1866-1910

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Title: Tíund : saga frá Nýja Íslandi [The Tithe: A ...


PUBLISHER: Winnipeg : Gisli Jónsson, 1905. DESCRIPTION: 44 p. : 15 cm. Front (printed paper) cover wanting (missing), frontis with portrait intact, rear cover intact - except for missing front cover the book is in Very Good+ condition. SUBJECT: Satire set in Canada - in the Icelandic community of New Iceland (around Gimli, Manitoba). Story about a farmer who refuses to pay the church tithe/tax; Íslenskar bókmenntir; Icelandic-Canadian literature; stories; fiction/Skáldsögur. AUTHOR BIO: The author, a novelist and essayist, came from Iceland to Manitoba, Canada in 1876 and setled in the Icelandic River area (now Riverton). Sources : Kristjanson; also Einarsson, History of Icelandic Prose Writers, p. 238, also Einarsson's History of Icelandic Literature, p. 346. Referenced in Hjartar, p. 21. Bookseller Inventory # 35607

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