Giants in the Earth

Giants in the Earth

A Saga of the Prairie

Book - 1999
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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.

Publisher: New York, NY : HarperPerennial, 1999, c1991
Edition: 1st Perennial classics ed
ISBN: 9780060931933
Branch Call Number: ROLVAAG O
Characteristics: 531 p. ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Colcord, Lincoln


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