The Settlers

The Settlers

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by Vilhelm Moberg
     
 

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Considered one of Sweden's greatest 20th-century writers, Vilhelm Moberg created Karl Oskar and Kristina Nilsson to portray the joys and tragedies of daily life for early Swedish pioneers in America. His consistently faithful depiction of these humble people's lives is a major strength of the Emigrant Novels. Moberg's extensive research in the papers of Swedish

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Considered one of Sweden's greatest 20th-century writers, Vilhelm Moberg created Karl Oskar and Kristina Nilsson to portray the joys and tragedies of daily life for early Swedish pioneers in America. His consistently faithful depiction of these humble people's lives is a major strength of the Emigrant Novels. Moberg's extensive research in the papers of Swedish emigrants in archival collections, including the Minnesota Historical Society, enabled him to incorporate many details of pioneer life. First published between 1949 and 1959 in Swedish, these four books were considered a single work by Moberg, who intended that they be read as documentary novels. These new editions contain introductions written by Roger McKnight, Gustavus Adolphus College, and restore Moberg's bibliography not included in earlier English editions. Book 3 focuses on Karl Oskar and Kristina as they adapt to their new homeland and struggle to survive on their new farm. "It's important to have Moberg's Emigrant Novels available for another generation of readers.”—Bruce Karstadt, American Swedish Institute

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Published between 1951 and 1961, Moberg's four-volume "Emigrant" epic offers the saga of the Swedish immigrant's role in the settling of the American frontier.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780873517157
Publisher:
Minnesota Historical Society Press
Publication date:
06/30/2009
Series:
Emigrant Novels Series , #3
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Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
431
Sales rank:
184,275
File size:
854 KB

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Vilhelm Moberg was one of Sweden's greatest writers of the twentieth century.

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The Settlers 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
In fact, I hated to finish the last book, as it signaled the end of my relationship with the characters. Having ancestors that made the emmigration from Scandinavia to the USA made this book even more compelling. I normally do not read books more than once, but these were page turners that I would return to someday. LOVED LOVED LOVED
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