O Pioneers!

O Pioneers! - Everyman's Library

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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.

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Everyman's Library

Everyman's Library

Everyman's Library was founded on 15th February 1906 with the publication by Joseph Dent (1849–1926) of fifty titles. Dent, a master bookbinder turned publisher, was a classic Victorian autodidact. The tenth child of a Darlington house-painter, he had left school at thirteen, and arrived in London with a half crown in his pocket. He promised to publish new and beautiful editions of the world’s classics at one shilling a volume, ‘to appeal to every kind of reader: the worker, the student, the cultured man, the child, the man and the woman’ so that ‘for a few shillings the reader may have a whole bookshelf of the immortals for five pounds (which will procure him a hundred volumes) a man may be intellectually rich for life’. ‘Infinite riches in a little room’, as he also put it.

Book information

ISBN: 9780307700919
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Imprint: Everyman's Library
Pub date:
DEWEY: 813.52
DEWEY edition: 23
Number of pages: 216
Weight: 340g
Height: 207mm
Width: 135mm
Spine width: 18mm