O Pioneers! by Willa Cather audiobook

O Pioneers!

By Willa Cather
Read by Kate Reading

Tantor Audio

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9798200102075

  • ISBN: 9798200102068

  • ISBN: 9798200102082

Runtime: 6.00 Hours
Category: Fiction/Classics
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

A Literary Hub Pick of Best Second Novels by Major Authors

"The history of every country begins in the heart of a man or a woman," writes Willa Cather in O Pioneers! The country is America; the woman is Alexandra Bergson, a fiercely independent young Swedish immigrant girl who inherits her father's farm in Nebraska. A model of emotional strength, courage, and resolve, Alexandra fights long and hard to transform her father's patch of raw, wind-blasted prairie into a highly profitable business. A gripping saga of love, murder, greed, failure, and triumph, O Pioneers! vividly portrays the hardships of prairie life. Above all, it champions the belief that hard work is the surest road to personal fulfillment. Described upon publication in the New York Times as "American in the best sense of the word," O Pioneers! celebrates the men and women who struggled to build a nation that is both compelling and contradictory.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

[Kate Reading] delivers the vivid narrative with dulcet tones and magnificent phrasing.... Listeners will enjoy the beauty of her delivery. AudioFile

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Author

Author Bio: Willa Cather

Author Bio: Willa Cather

Willa Cather (1873–1947), the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of more than fifteen books, is widely considered one of the major fiction writers of the twentieth century. She grew up in Nebraska and is best known for her depictions of frontier life on the Great Plains in novels such as O Pioneers!, My Ántonia, and Song of the Lark. In 1944 she was awarded the American Academy of Arts and Letters Gold Medal for Fiction. She won the Pulitzer Prize in 1923 for One of Ours.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Classics
Runtime: 6.00
Audience: Adult
Language: English