O Pioneers!

(Dover Thrift Editions)

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This powerful early Cather novel, a landmark of American fiction, tells the story of the young Alexandra Bergson, whose dying father leaves her in charge of the family and of the Nebraska lands they have struggled to farm. In Alexandra's lifelong fig ...Continua
Ha scritto il 18/12/10
A very good book. Cather does a very good description of the land of the American plains at the turn of the 19th/20th century. The land is almost the biggest character in the book, as someone from that part of the country I could picture it how she ...Continua
Ha scritto il 27/07/07
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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, [the author] compares with keen insight the experie ...Continua
Ha scritto il 27/07/07
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This magnificent story brings to life the sights, sounds, and scents of the windy Nebraska prairie just as it probes the real human emotions of [the protagonist] as she inherits her father's failing farm, raises her brothers alone, and is torn by the ...Continua
Ha scritto il 20/01/07
Cather's description of Nebraska prairie is fascinating...it makes me want to visit the place where the story of Bergson family took place. I especially love the way Cather dealt with the interrelationship between human and the land. Here are some of ...Continua

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