O Pioneers! by Willa Cather

$ 6.00

O Pioneers! by Willa Cather Unabridged Dover (1993) republication of the work first published by Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, 1913. The outside spine is in fine condition.  There is light smudging to the back cover.  Inside, the spine is slightly cracked (dry) on page 26-27.  The pages inside have mild tanning.  The condition is good.

Book Summary

Set on the Nebraska prairie where Willa Cather (1873-1947) grew up, this powerful early novel tells the story of the young Alexandra Bergson, whose dying father leaves her in charge of the family and of the lands they have struggled to farm.  In Alexandra's long fight to survive and succeed, O Pioneers! relates an important chapter in the history of the American frontier. 

Evoking the harsh grandeur of the prairie, this landmark of American fiction unfurls a saga of love, greed, murder, failed dreams and hard-won triumph.  In the fateful interaction of her characters, Willa Cather compares with keen insight the experiences of Swedish, French, and Bohemian immigrants in the United States.  And in her absorbing narrative, she displays the virtuosos storytelling skills that have made her one of the most admired masters of the American novel.

ISBN:  0-486-27785-2