O pioneers!

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`For the first time, perhaps, since that land emerged from the waters of geologic ages, a human face was set toward it with love and yearning. It seemed beautiful to her, rich and strong and glorious.' Willa Cather's second novel, O Pioneers! (1913) tells the story of Alexandra Bergson and her determination to save her immigrant family's Nebraska farm. Clear-headed and fiercely independent, Alexandra's passionate faith in the prairie makes her a wealthy landowner. By placing a strong, self-reliant woman at the centre of her tale, Cather gives the quintessentially American novel of the soil a radical cast. Yet, although influenced by the democratic utopianism of Walt Whitman and the serene regionalism of Sarah Orne Jewett, O Pioneers! is more than merely anelegy for the lost glories of America's pioneer past. In its rage for order and efficiency, the novel testifies to the cultural politics of the Progressive Era, the period of massive social and economic transformations that helped to modernize the United States in the years between the Civil Warand World War.
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display_description Willa Cather?s powerful story about a family of farmers?an instant American classic The first novel in Willa Cather?s Prairie Trilogy tells the story of the Bergsons, a family of immigrants eking out a hardscrabble life as farmers in Nebraska at the turn of the nineteenth century. Alexandra, the eldest child of Bergson patriarch John, inherits the family farm when her father dies. Left to raise her father?s three sons and somehow turn a struggling farm around, Alexandra is tasked with pulling her family up by its bootstraps.   Unfortunately, her brothers aren?t made of the same strong pioneer stock as she is. When drought, depression, and other agricultural disasters hit, it?s up to Alexandra to pull the family through. Along the way, the neighbor boy, Carl Linstrum, catches her eye. But when families begin lighting out for greener pastures in the West, the Bergsons? fortunes take a turn. Can the family survive the brutal Midwest hardships, or worse?the Bergson brothers? frivolous nature? Will Alexandra, emotional lodestone and embodiment of the American can-do spirit, ever find happiness?or love? Cather?s novel shows readers the story of the American frontier.  O Pioneers! is the 1st book in the Prairie Trilogy, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order.   This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.  
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subject_facet Audiobooks (CD), Classics -- FICTION, Cultural Heritage -- FICTION, Electronic books, Frontier and pioneer life -- Nebraska -- Fiction, Frontier and pioneer life -- Nebraska -- Fiction -- Audiobooks (CD), Historical fiction, Historical fiction. -- Audiobooks (CD), Literary -- FICTION, Nebraska -- Fiction, Nebraska -- Fiction -- Audiobooks (CD), Western stories. -- Audiobooks (CD)
title_display O pioneers!
title_full O Pioneers!, O Pioneers! [electronic resource] Cather, Willa., O pioneers! [classic] / Willa Cather, O pioneers! [sound recording] / Willa Cather
title_short O pioneers!
topic_facet Audiobooks (CD), Classic Literature, Classics, Cultural Heritage, Fiction, Frontier and pioneer life, Historical Fiction, Literary, Literature