Giants in the earth: a saga of the prairie

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1999, c1991.
1st Perennial classics ed.
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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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subject_facet Historical fiction, Holm, Beret (Fictitious character) -- Fiction, Immigrants -- North Dakota -- Fiction, North Dakota -- Fiction, Norwegian fiction -- Translations into English, Norwegians -- North Dakota -- Fiction
title_display Giants in the earth : a saga of the prairie
title_full Giants in the earth : a saga of the prairie / O.E. Rölvaag ; translated from the Norwegian by Lincoln Colcord & the author ; with an introduction by Lincoln Colcord
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title_sub a saga of the prairie
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