O Pioneers!

Front Cover
Everyman, 2011 - Frontier and pioneer life - 230 pages
898 Reviews
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.

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
285
4 stars
377
3 stars
165
2 stars
49
1 star
22

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

User Review  - Goodreads

O Pioneers! paints a picture of life on the Nebraska frontier with some beautiful imagery and gives a sense of the pioneers love of the land. The plot line itself is somewhat melodramatic with an ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Goodreads

This is another of my audio book "readings." It's a book that I had never read, and I actually went looking for "Death Comes for the Archbishop." The style of writing and the Scandinavian accents made listening an excellent way to enjoy this book. Read full review

All 6 reviews »

Other editions - View all

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.

Bibliographic information