Giants in the Earth: A Saga of the Prairie (Perennial Classics)

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UPC:
9780060931933
Maximum Purchase:
3 units
Binding:
Paperback
Publication Date:
1999/8/4
Release Date:
1999/8/4
Author:
Ole Edvart Rolvaag
Language:
english
Edition:
Perennial Classics ed.

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Product Overview

Giants in the Earth??is Ole Edvart R??lvaag'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 R??lvaag's personal experiences as a settler, and on the experiences of his wifea??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.

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