O Pioneers! (Hardcover)

By Willa Cather, Elaine Showalter (Introduction by)

Everyman's Library, 9780307700919, 188pp.

Publication Date: September 6, 2011

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Description

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.


About the Author

Willa Cather (1873-1947) was the author of twelve novels, including My Antonia and Death Comes for the Archbishop.Elaine Showalter is the author of A Jury of Her Peers: Celebrating American Women Writers from Anne Bradstreet to Annie Proulx.
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