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Author: Willa Cather
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BIC Subject: Classic fiction (pre c 1945)
 
Published: 02-Apr-2019
Format: Paperback, 208 pages, 0x0mm
ISBN: 9781784874421
Stock Code: 4874421
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The first novel in Willa Cather's acclaimed Great Plains Trilogy, followed by The Song of the Lark and My Antonia. At the turn of the twentieth century in the prairies of Nebraska, Alexandra Bergson, a determined, capable young woman, inherits the family farm when her father dies early, exhausted by his attempts to make his land fertile. In spite of her brothers? doubts, Alexandra?s ambitious vision for their land comes to fruition, but the price of her success appears to be a quiet, small life without the companionship most people crave.Soon, though, the equilibrium of country life is threatened- Marie Shabata?s unhappy marriage is thrown into stark relief by the return of Alexandra?s brother Emil, and the Bergson family as a whole is forced to reckon with the unexpected return of Alexandra?s childhood confidant, the urbane and cosmopolitan Carl Linstrum. O Pioneers! is at once a love letter to the Nebraskan landscape and the tale of a remarkable heroine, whose strength of character in the face of tragedy made this novel an instant classic.'She is undoubtedly one of the greatest American writers? ObserverThe first novel in Willa Cather's acclaimed Great Plains Trilogy, followed by The Song of the Lark and My Antonia. At the turn of the twentieth century in the prairies of Nebraska, Alexandra Bergson, a determined, capable young woman, inherits the family farm when her father dies early, exhausted by his attempts to make his land fertile. In spite of her brothers? doubts, Alexandra?s ambitious vision for their land comes to fruition, but the price of her success appears to be a quiet, small life without the companionship most people crave.Soon, though, the equilibrium of country life is threatened- Marie Shabata?s unhappy marriage is thrown into stark relief by the return of Alexandra?s brother Emil, and the Bergson family as a whole is forced to reckon with the unexpected return of Alexandra?s childhood confidant, the urbane and cosmopolitan Carl Linstrum. O Pioneers! is at once a love letter to the Nebraskan landscape and the tale of a remarkable heroine, whose strength of character in the face of tragedy made this novel an instant classic.'She is undoubtedly one of the greatest American writers? Observer
Willa Cather (nee Wilella Sibert Cather) was born in 1873 near Winchester, Virginia. She moved with her family to Catherton, Nebraska in 1883, and the landscape went on to have a formative effect on her, with her most famous novels being set on Nebraskan soil. Before becoming a full-time writer, Cather worked variously as a journalist, a magazine editor and a teacher. Her first novel, Alexander?s Bridge, was published in 1912, followed by titles including O Pioneers! (1913); The Song of the Lark (1915); My ntonia (1918); One of Ours (1922), for which she won the Pulitzer Prize; Death Comes for the Archbishop (1927) and Sapphira and the Slave Girl (1940). She died at her home in New York in 1947.
 
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