Giants In The Earth: A Saga Of The Prairie by Ole Edvart RolvaagGiants In The Earth: A Saga Of The Prairie by Ole Edvart Rolvaag

Giants In The Earth: A Saga Of The Prairie

byOle Edvart Rolvaag

Paperback | August 4, 1999

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Giants in the Earth is Ole Edvart Rølvaag's classic Norweigian-American immigration novel.

Part of a trilogy, the novel follows a Norwegian pioneer family's struggles with the land and the elements of the Dakota Territory as they try to make a new life in America. The book is based partly on Rølvaag's personal experiences as a settler, and on the experiences of his wife’s family who had been immigrant homesteaders. The novel depicts snow storms, locusts, poverty, hunger, loneliness, homesickness, the difficulty of fitting into a new culture, and the estrangement of immigrant children who grow up in a new land.

Giants in the Earth was turned into an opera by Douglas Moore and Arnold Sundgaard; it won the Pulitzer Prize for Music in 1951.

O. E. Rölvaag was born in 1876. His books include Peder Victorious and Their Fathers' God. He died in 1931.
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Title:Giants In The Earth: A Saga Of The PrairieFormat:PaperbackDimensions:560 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 1.26 inPublished:August 4, 1999Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0060931930

ISBN - 13:9780060931933

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Derived from his own family’s experiences and rich in historical detail, O.E. Rolvaag’s literary novel about a Norwegian pioneer family in America is both a perennial best-seller and an American classic. Widely critically acclaimed, Giants of the Earth vividly depicts the harsh realities and rich rewards of working the land during the exhilarating age of pioneer expansion across the American frontier.

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"A firmly woven tapestry of harsh texture wrought by a master sure in his choice of strong fiber and of color, telling with heroic gesture and intricate design its legend of simple people struggling in the eternal coil of unwitting life." (Times Literary Supplement (London))