The story of the Bergsons, a family of Swedish immigrants farming the Nebraska prairie at the turn of the 20th century. Alexandra Bergson inherits the family farm after the death of her father. While other farms are failing in the area, she devotes her life to succeeding at farming. Life on the farm is filled with hard work, love interests, and tragedy. O Pioneers! is the first book in Willa Cather’s “Prairie Trilogy.”
First published in 1913, this edition is derived from the original book with a single black & white illustration by Clarence Underwood. As always, this edition is complete and unabridged.
Willa Cather stands as an enduring figure in American literature, celebrated for her profound portrayals of the human spirit and the landscapes that shaped it. Born in Back Creek Valley, Virginia, she later moved to Red Cloud, Nebraska, an experience that would significantly influence her writing. Learn More