O Pioneers! (Penguin Classics)

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Celebrating the hundredth anniversary of its first publication, O Pioneers is a moving tale of family, love and resilience by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Willa Cather. One of Cather's Great Plains novels, it is a true, quintessential American classic, vividly depicting prairie frontier living and celebrating the noble pioneer spirit. Alexandra Bergson's father, John, is dying. He entrusts his farmstead on a desolate stretch of plain to her rather than to her brothers. Faced with the rigours of frontier living, droughts and penury, Alexandra only becomes more determined to carry on her father's legacy and battles through remortgaging the farm and adopting new techniques. Fast forward sixteen years, her hard work has paid off, her brothers Lou and Oscar have both created prosperous farms and under Alexandra's management the original farm has thrived. When childhood friend Carl Linstrum returns from travelling though, it appears that romance is on the cards and Lou and Oscar drive him out of town, fearing that their sister's marriage would disinherit their own children. The community begins to unravel as jealousy spills over into murder. Willa Cather's writing reflects her upbringing in prairie lands steeped in history. The power of the land itself, the resilience of its inhabitants and the flow of history over the land all come together to create a potent and moving novel.

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Webster's paperbacks take advantage of the fact that classics are frequently assigned readings in English courses. By using a running English-to-Bulgarian thesaurus at the bottom of each page, this edition of O Pioneers! by Willa Cather was edited for three audiences. The first includes Bulgarian-speaking students enrolled in an English Language Program (ELP), an English as a Foreign Language (EFL) program, an English as a Second Language Program (ESL), or in a TOEFL? or TOEIC? preparation program. The second audience includes English-speaking students enrolled in bilingual education programs or Bulgarian speakers enrolled in English-speaking schools. The third audience consists of students who are actively building their vocabularies in Bulgarian in order to take foreign service, translation certification, Advanced Placement? (AP?) or similar examinations. By using the Webster's Bulgarian Thesaurus Edition when assigned for an English course, the reader can enrich their vocabulary in anticipation of an examination in Bulgarian or English.
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One January day, thirty years ago, the little town of Hanover, anchored on a windy Nebraska tableland, was trying not to be blown away. A mist of fine snowflakes was curling and eddying about the cluster of low drab buildings huddled on the gray prairie, under a gray sky. The dwelling-houses were set about haphazard on the tough prairie sod; some of them looked as if they had been moved in overnight, and others as if they were straying off by themselves, headed straight for the open plain.

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