O Pioneers!

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Everyman, 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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I enjoyed O Pioneers much more than I expected to. Cather's writing is clear and carries her characters along. Read full review

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

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Loved the 1st half - the struggle with the land and the character Alexandra Bergson. Not so much the doomed love story of the 2nd half... Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Novels by Willa CatherAlexander's Bridge 1912 O Pioneers! 1913 The Song of the Lark 1915 My Ăntonia 1918 One of Ours 1922 A Lost Lady 1923 The Professor's House 1925 My Mortal Enemy 1926 Death Comes for the Archbishop 1927 Shadows on the Rock 1931 Lucy Gayheart 1935 Sapphira and the Slave Girl 1940
Short Fiction

The Troll Garden 1905 Youth and the Bright Medusa 1920 Obscure Destinies 1932 The Old Beauty and Others 1948 Willa Cather's Collected Short Fiction, 1892-1912 1965 Uncle Valentine and Other Stories: Willa Cather's Uncollected Short Fiction, 1915-1929 1972

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

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