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Grettir at Thorhall-stead (Short Story)

  • Type: Short Story

Grettir at Thorhall-stead is a notable short story by American author Frank Norris. Derived from an Icelandic saga, Norris retells the Icelandic folk tale, Grettir at Drangey. - AsNotedIn

Thorhall the bonder had been to the great Thingvalla, or annual fair of Iceland, to engage a shepherd, and was now returning. It had been a good two-days' journey home, for his shaggy little pony, though sure footed, was slow. For the better part of three hours on the evening of the second day he had been picking his way cautiously among the great boulders of black basalt that encumbered the path. At length, on the summit of a low hill, he brought the little animal to a standstill and paused a moment, looking off to the northward, a smile of satisfaction spreading over his broad, sober face.Frank Norris, Grettir at Thorhall-stead

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  • Iceland, Below him opened the little valley named the Vale of Shadows, and in its midst, overshadowed by a single Norway pine, black, wind-distorted, was the stone farmhouse, the byre, Thorhall's home.


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1903/04/00 Everybody's Magazine Publisher "Grettir at Thorhall-stead" by Frank Norris is appears in Everybody's Magazine.
1903/04/00 Frank Norris Author "Grettir at Thorhall-stead" by Frank Norris is appears in Everybody's Magazine.

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Particulars for Grettir at Thorhall-stead (Short Story):
Narrative Arts Fiction prose literature, especially short stories and novels, that describes imaginary events and people
Narrative Arts Narrative an account of connected events
Narrative Arts Prose ordinary written language
Art Type Short Story short form narrative fiction

Original Language: English

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