O Pioneers!

O Pioneers! Cover

O Pioneers!

By Willa Cather; Lan Samantha Chang (Afterword by); Marcelle Clements (Introduction by)

Signet Classics, Mass Market Paperbound, 9780451532121, 230pp.

Publication Date: May 1, 2012

"A direct, human tale of love and struggle and attainment American in the best sense of the word." "The New York Times
"On the windy Nebraska prairie, Alexandra Bergson tends to the failing farm that she inherited from her father. She struggles to raise her brothers on her own. And she is torn by the emergence of an unexpected passion
A magnificent story, "O Pioneers "Willa Cather's second novel has become one of the great classics of American literature, telling a timeless tale of a strong pioneer woman facing extraordinary challenges and conflicts, shining a light on the immigrant experience, and, with its simple, beautiful prose, revealing the emerging voice of one of our greatest authors.
With an Introduction by Marcelle Clements
and an Afterword by Lan Samantha Chang.

About the Author
A Pulitzer Prize-winning author, Willa Cather s work was profoundly influenced by her upbringing in rural Nebraska. During her young adulthood Cather proved herself intelligent and capable, initially training for a career as a medical doctor, but discovered a love of, and talent for, writing while attending the University of Nebraska. Following graduation, Cather worked as a journalist for several women s magazines before becoming a high school teacher; an opportunity work as an editor at McClure s provided Cather with her first chance to publish as the magazine serialized her first novel, Alexander s Bridge, to critical acclaim. This was soon followed by works that have since become best-loved American classics, including My ?ntonia, The Song of the Lark, and her Pulitzer-Prize winner, One of Ours. Cather died in 1947 at the age of 73.

Marcelle Clements is a journalist and critic whose work has appeared in a wide variety of national magazines. She is the author of The Dog Is Us: And Other Observations, an essay collection, and Rock Me, a novel. She lives in New York City.