O Pioneers!

O Pioneers!

Written by:
Introduction by: Marcelle Clements
Afterword by:

Mass Market Paperback
  • Mass Market Paperback
  • ISBN 9780451532121
  • 256 Pages
  • Signet
  • Adult


“A direct, human tale of love and struggle and attainment—American in the best sense of the word.”—The New York Times

On the windy Nebraska prairie, Alexandra Bergson tends to the failing farm that she inherited from her father. She struggles to raise her brothers on her own. And she is torn by the emergence of an unexpected passion…

A magnificent story, O Pioneers!—Willa Cather’s second novel—has become one of the great classics of American literature, telling a timeless tale of a strong pioneer woman facing extraordinary challenges and conflicts, shining a light on the immigrant experience, and, with its simple, beautiful prose, revealing the emerging voice of one of our greatest authors. 

With an Introduction by Marcelle Clements
and an Afterword by Lan Samantha Chang


“To reread Cather is to rediscover an arresting chapter in the national past.”—Los Angeles Times

“The time will come when she’ll be ranked above Hemingway.”—Leon Edel