O Pioneers!


The first book in Willa Cather's prairie trilogy, O Pioneers! tells the story of a family of Swedish immigrants farming in Hanover, Nebraska. The Bergson's family faces the same difficult struggles as other homesteaders but the heroine of the story, Alexandra Bergson, comes to the forefront after her father dies and she takes up the challenge of making the farm a viable enterprise while other immigrant families are leaving their land in search of easier lives. The strong willed and intelligent heroine is a memorable character in American Literature.


Part I. The Wild Land - Chapter I

Part I. The Wild Land - Chapter II

Part I. The Wild Land - Chapter III

Part I. The Wild Land - Chapter IV

Part I. The Wild Land - Chapter V

Part II. Neighboring Fields - Chapter I

Part II. Neighboring Fields - Chapter II

Part II. Neighboring Fields - Chapter III

Part II. Neighboring Fields - Chapter IV

Part II. Neighboring Fields - Chapter V

Part II. Neighboring Fields - Chapter VI

Part II. Neighboring Fields - Chapter VII

Part II. Neighboring Fields - Chapter VIII

Part II. Neighboring Fields - Chapter IX

Part II. Neighboring Fields - Chapter X

Part II. Neighboring Fields - Chapter XI

Part II. Neighboring Fields - Chapter XII

Part III. Winter Memories - Chapter I

Part III. Winter Memories - Chapter II

Part IV. The White Mulberry Tree - Chapter I

Part IV. The White Mulberry Tree - Chapter II

Part IV. The White Mulberry Tree - Chapter III

Part IV. The White Mulberry Tree - Chapter IV

Part IV. The White Mulberry Tree - Chapter V

Part IV. The White Mulberry Tree - Chapter VI

Part IV. The White Mulberry Tree - Chapter VII

Part IV. The White Mulberry Tree - Chapter VIII

Part V. Alexandra - Chapter I

Part V. Alexandra - Chapter II

Part V. Alexandra - Chapter III

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