O Pioneers! By Willa Cather ( Part one of a Trilogy) [NOOK Book]

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O Pioneers! tells the story of the Bergsons, a family of Swedish immigrants in the farm country near the fictional town of Hanover, Nebraska, at the turn of the 20th century. The main character, Alexandra Bergson, inherits the family farmland when her father dies, and she devotes her life to making the farm a viable enterprise at a time when other immigrant families are giving up and leaving the prairie. The novel is also concerned with two romantic relationships, one between Alexandra and family friend Carl ...
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O Pioneers! By Willa Cather ( Part one of a Trilogy)

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Overview

O Pioneers! tells the story of the Bergsons, a family of Swedish immigrants in the farm country near the fictional town of Hanover, Nebraska, at the turn of the 20th century. The main character, Alexandra Bergson, inherits the family farmland when her father dies, and she devotes her life to making the farm a viable enterprise at a time when other immigrant families are giving up and leaving the prairie. The novel is also concerned with two romantic relationships, one between Alexandra and family friend Carl Linstrum and another between Alexandra's brother Emil and the married Marie Shabata. This is part of a trilogy of the "Prairie Series", the next book is The Song of the Lark and the final part is My Antonia.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012601988
  • Publisher: Granto Classic Books
  • Publication date: 5/26/2011
  • Series: Prairie Series , #3
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 195 KB

Meet the Author

Willa Seibert Cather (December 7, 1873[1] – April 24, 1947) was an American author who achieved recognition for her novels of frontier life on the Great Plains, in works such as O Pioneers!, My Ántonia, and The Song of the Lark. In 1923 she was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for One of Ours (1922), a novel set during World War I. Cather grew up in Nebraska and graduated from the University of Nebraska; she lived in New York for most of her adult life and writing career.
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