O Pioneers!

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Everyman, Sep 1, 2011 - Frontier and pioneer life - 230 pages
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The novel that first made Willa Cather famous--a powerfully mythic tale of the American frontier told through the life of one extraordinary woman--in a handsome hardcover volume.
No other work of fiction so vividly evokes the harsh beauty and epic sweep of the Nebraska prairies that Cather knew and loved. The heroine of "O Pioneers!, "Alexandra Bergson, is a young Swedish immigrant at the turn of the twentieth century who inherits her father's windblasted land and, through years of hard work, turns it into a prosperous farm. Fiercely independent, Alexandra sacrifices love and companionship in her passionate devotion to the land, until tragedy strikes and brings with it the chance for a new life.
One of our most beloved classics, one of the great heroines of American literature.

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Review: O Pioneers! (Great Plains Trilogy #1)

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Tough one to rate because I switched back and forth between traditional book with text and audio book format, one of the two I enjoyed a lot more than the other. I enjoyed reading it more than I ... Read full review

Review: O Pioneers! (Great Plains Trilogy #1)

User Review  - Carolyn - Goodreads

I really enjoyed this novel. Maybe because I am, myself, a Midwestern girl. Though I am from Milwaukee, a good sized city, one does not have to travel more than 10 minutes and one is in good farm ... Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Novels by Willa CatherAlexander's Bridge1912O Pioneers!1913The Song of the Lark1915My Ántonia1918One of Ours1922A Lost Lady1923The Professor's House1925My Mortal Enemy1926Death Comes for the Archbishop1927Shadows on the Rock1931Lucy Gayheart1935Sapphira and the Slave Girl1940

Short Fiction

The Troll Garden1905Youth and the Bright Medusa1920Obscure Destinies1932The Old Beauty and Others1948Willa Cather's Collected Short Fiction, 1892-19121965Uncle Valentine and Other Stories: Willa Cather's Uncollected Short Fiction, 1915-19291972

Introducer Biography: Elaine Showalter is the author of the recent ground-breaking study of American women writers,A Jury of Her Peers, and the classicA Literature of Their Own: British Women Novelists from Bronte to Lessing.

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