O Pioneers!

Front Cover
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Oct 1, 1997 - Fiction - 224 pages
72 Reviews
O Pioneers!, Willa Cather's first great novel, is the classic American story of pioneer life as embodied by one remarkable woman and her singular devotion to the land. Alexandra Bergson arrives on the wind-blasted prairie of Nebraska as a young girl and grows up to turn it into a prosperous farm. In this unforgettable story,Cather conveys both the physical realities of the landscape, as well as the mythic sweep of the transformation of the frontier, more faithfully and perhaps more fully than any other work of fiction.
 

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
18
4 stars
41
3 stars
3
2 stars
4
1 star
6

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - MelissaLenhardt - LibraryThing

Uncharacteristically, I managed to read more than half of this novel without reading the back of book blurb. When I did and saw the word "murder" I laughed. How could such a quiet, deliberate book ... Read full review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - KatherineGregg - LibraryThing

O Pioneers is the story of Alexandra Bergsons, the daughter of Swedish immigrants who settle in Nebraska at the turn of the century. Farming life is hard work and when Alexandra’s father passes away ... Read full review

All 5 reviews »

Contents

PART I The Wild Land
PART II Neighboring Fields
PART III Winter Memories
PART IV The White Mulberry Tree
PART V Alexandra
Back Matter
Back Cover
Spine
Copyright

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (1997)

WILLA CATHER (1873–1947), the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of more than fifteen books, was one of the most distinguished American writers of the early twentieth century.

Bibliographic information