O Pioneers! (Hardcover)

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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

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.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780307700919
ISBN-10: 0307700917
Publisher: Everyman's Library
Publication Date: September 6th, 2011
Pages: 188
Language: English
Series: Everyman's Library