O Pioneers! (Hardcover)

By Willa Cather, Elaine Showalter (Introduction by)
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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.

About the Author


One of the great American writers of the twentieth century, Willa Cather is the author of such classics as "O Pioneers!" "My Antonia", and the Pulitzer Prize winning "One of Ours".

Elaine Showalter is Professor of English at Princeton University and the author of "Sister' Choice: Traditions & Contradictions in American Women's Writing, The Female Malady: Women, Madness & English Culture, Sexual Anarchy: Gender & Culture at the Fin de Siecle", and "Modern American Women Writers".
Product Details
ISBN: 9780307700919
ISBN-10: 0307700917
Publisher: Everyman's Library
Publication Date: September 6th, 2011
Pages: 188
Language: English