O Pioneers! (THE GREAT CLASSICS LIBRARY)

O Pioneers! (THE GREAT CLASSICS LIBRARY)

by Willa Cather
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O Pioneers! (THE GREAT CLASSICS LIBRARY) by Willa Cather

Cather's 1913 novel 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.

Cather said of this book, "I decided not to 'write' at all, - simply to give myself up to the pleasure of recapturing in memory people and places I'd forgotten."

Product Details

BN ID: 2940015698657
Publisher: Revenant
Publication date: 09/20/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 376 KB

About the Author

Willa Sibert Cather (1873–1947) 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 her novel One of Ours (1922), set during World War I. Born in Virginia, she grew up in Nebraska and graduated from the University of Nebraska. She lived and worked in Pittsburgh for ten years, then at the age of 33 she moved to New York, where she lived for the rest of her life.

Date of Birth:

December 7, 1873

Date of Death:

April 27, 1947

Place of Birth:

Winchester, Virginia

Place of Death:

New York, New York

Education:

B.A., University of Nebraska, 1895

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O Pioneers 3.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is very interesting in it's own way plus some sad parts and true love too. Also being smart and independ will be successful sometimes.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A good book though ends sad and does not have much of a point to me. It moves very quickly but I enjoyed it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is free and the book is great, but this copy of it is not edited. Great book, bad copy.
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It was an okay book, but I didn't like the ending at all. I also didn't understand the authors thinking. I'm glad I didn't pay more than a dollar for it.
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This was a wonderful story about a strong pioneering woman. Well written story focused on the main character growning up in the frontier. Nicely done classic.
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