Giants In The Earth: A Saga Of The Prairie

August 4, 1999|
Giants In The Earth: A Saga Of The Prairie by Ole Edvart Rolvaag
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"The fullest, finest, and most powerful novel that has been written about pioneer life in America." — The Nation

Ole Edvart Rølvaag''s classic Norweigian-American immigration novel.

Giants in the Earth 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 Prairie
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:560 pages, 8 X 5.31 X 1.26 in
Shipping dimensions:560 pages, 8 X 5.31 X 1.26 in
Published:August 4, 1999
Publisher:HarperCollins
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780060931933

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