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O Pioneers! (Dover Thrift Editions)

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Set on the Nebraska prairie where Willa Cather (1873-1947) grew up, this powerful early novel tells the story of the young Alexandra Bergson, whose dying father leaves her in charge of the family and of the lands they have struggled to farm. In Alexandra's long flight to survive and succeed, O Pioneers! relates an important chapter in the history of the American frontier.

Evoking the harsh grandeur of the prairie, this landmark of American fiction unfurls a saga of love, greed, murder, failed dreams, and hard-won triumph. In the fateful interaction of her characters, Willa Cather compares with keen insight the experiences of Swedish, French, and Bohemian immigrants in the United States. And in her absorbing narrative, she displays the virtuoso storytelling skills that have made her one of the most admired masters of the American novel.

Synopsis:

In this landmark of American fiction, Cather tells the story of young Alexandra Bergson, whose dying father leaves her in charge of the family and of the Nebraska lands they have struggled to farm.

Synopsis:

In this landmark of American fiction, Cather tells the story of young Alexandra Bergson, whose dying father leaves her in charge of the family and of the Nebraska lands they have struggled to farm.

Synopsis:

Cather's classic story of Alexandra Bergson, a courageous Swedish woman who must assume responsibility for the farm and family after her father's death in 19th-century Nebraska. A Hallmark Hall of Fame television movie starring Jessica Lange and David Strathem, to air on CBS on February 3, 1992.

Synopsis:

See 'Bhagavad Gita'.

About the Author

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Willa Cather (1873-1947) spent her formative years in Nebraska, which was at that time frontier territory. Her exposure to the region's dramatic environment and intrinsic hardships — along with its diverse population of European-Americans, Native Americans, and immigrants — shaped and informed much of her fiction.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486277851
Author:
Cather, Willa Silbert
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Author:
Dover Thrift Editions
Author:
Cather
Location:
New York
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
American
Subject:
Novels and novellas
Subject:
Brothers and sisters
Subject:
Farm life
Subject:
Frontier and pioneer life
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
Nebraska
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Thrift Editions
Series Volume:
no. 32-1312
Publication Date:
19931131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 6
Language:
English
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.19 in 0.24 lb
Age Level:
from 11

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Product details 128 pages Dover Publications - English 9780486277851 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by ,
In this landmark of American fiction, Cather tells the story of young Alexandra Bergson, whose dying father leaves her in charge of the family and of the Nebraska lands they have struggled to farm.
"Synopsis" by ,
In this landmark of American fiction, Cather tells the story of young Alexandra Bergson, whose dying father leaves her in charge of the family and of the Nebraska lands they have struggled to farm.
"Synopsis" by , Cather's classic story of Alexandra Bergson, a courageous Swedish woman who must assume responsibility for the farm and family after her father's death in 19th-century Nebraska. A Hallmark Hall of Fame television movie starring Jessica Lange and David Strathem, to air on CBS on February 3, 1992.
"Synopsis" by , See 'Bhagavad Gita'.
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