Giants in the Earth: A Saga of the Prairie
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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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Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication Date: 08-04-1999
Product Dimensions: 5.31(w) x 8.00(h) x 1.26(d)
Age Range: 14 - 18 Years
Series: Perennial Classics
O. E. Rölvaag was born in 1876. His books include Peder Victorious and Their Fathers' God. He died in 1931.