Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1913. 1st. Original cloth. First edition; second issue with the main points of the first edition, first state (color frontispiece, title page with printed year "1913," and the copyright page with "Published June 1913"), but "chiince-bugs" as been corrected to "chince-bugs" on page 60. 8vo. 309pp. Tissue-guarded full color frontispiece illustration of Alexandra. LIght brown cloth covered boards, brown lettering to front cover and spine. Light wear to extremities, more so to spine ends and corners;fading to spine; a very good copy. Item #16788
"O Pioneers!" is a 1913 novel by American author Willa Cather, written while she was living in New York. It is the first novel of her Great Plains trilogy, followed by The Song of the Lark (1915) and My Ántonia (1918)." Here is the story of the Bergsons, a family of Swedish-American immigrants in the farm country near the fictional town of Hanover, Nebraska, at the turn of the 20th century. The main character, Alexandra Bergson, inherits the family farmland when her father dies, and she devotes her life to making the farm a viable enterprise at a time when many other immigrant families are giving up and leaving the prairie. - Wikipedia.