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Giants in the earth: a saga of the prairie

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Publisher:
HarperPerennial,
Pub. Date:
1999, c1991.
Edition:
1st Perennial classics ed.
Language:
English
Accelerated Reader:
IL: UG - BL: 8.4 - AR Pts: 28
Lexile measure:
830L
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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.

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ISBN:
9780060931933
Accelerated Reader:
UG
Level 8.4, 28 Points
Lexile measure:
830L
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Norwegian fiction -- Translations into English
Norwegians -- North Dakota -- Fiction
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