Giants in the Earth: A Saga of the Prairie

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A vast and rich account of the peasant immigrants who settled throughout America.

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O. E. Rölvaag was born in 1876. His books include Peder Victorious and Their Fathers' God. He died in 1931.

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

"Giants in the Earth is a great and beautiful book that suggests the wealth of human potential brought to America year after year by the peasant immigrants who passed through Ellis Island and scattered the length and breadth of the land. Written in Norwegian. and stemming from a rich old-world literary tradition, it is at the same time deeply and vitally American." -- Vernon Louis Parrington

"A moving narrative of pioneer hardship and heroism.. . .The background of the boundless Dakota prairie, with its mysterious distances and its capacity for evil. is painted with alternating beauty and grimness." -- Atlantic

"That in Giants in the Earth this Norwegian-American immigrant has made a distinct contribution to the literature of two countries there is no doubt....It has a bare simplicity which is cumulative in effectiveness." -- New York Times

"The fullest, finest, and most powerful novel that has been written about pioneer life in America." -- The Nation

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