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O Pioneers!

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  • Sales Rank:3,844,134
  • Languages:English (Unknown), English (Published)
  • Media:Perfect Paperback
  • Number Of Items:1
  • Pages:176
  • Shipping Weight (lbs):0.5
  • Dimensions (in):8.8 x 5.9 x 0.5
  • Publication Date:March 1, 2007
  • ISBN:1580496717
  • EAN:9781580496711
  • ASIN:1580496717
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Synopsis
This Prestwick House Literary Touchstone Classic includes a glossary and notes to help the modern reader appreciate the richness of Cather's writing. WILLA CATHER TOOK THE TITLE for her novel of immigrant determination from a Walt Whitman poem, which reads in part: All the past we leave behind;/We debouch upon a newer mightier world, varied world,/Fresh and strong the world we seize, world of labor and the march. Pioneers! O Pioneers! Unlike Whitman's rousing and lyrical poem, Cather takes a sober and honest look at life on the nineteenth-century American prairie, as Alexandra Bergson, the determined leader of a transplanted European family, struggles to understand farming, weather, the "wild land," and the subtleties of love. O Pioneers! captures both the wonder and the worries of its characters, while never shying away from the physical and emotional challenges of carving out a new life in a new territory. Like Cather's other classic, My Antonia, O Pioneers! vividly and memorably portrays immigrant life in frontier America.

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