o pioneers Infographics

O Pioneers Infographics

“Freedom so often means that one isn’t needed anywhere.”

About the Author

Willa Cather (December 7, 1873 – April 24, 1947)

Willa Cather was a famous American Novelist who gained a reputation for the novels of frontier life, including the O Pioneers! She has been awarded the Pulitzer Prize for one of her stories.

Genre: Historical Fiction

Tone: Pastoral, Exultant

Setting: Hanover, Nebraska, sometime between 1883 and 1890

Main Characters in O Pioneers!

Alexandra Bergson– The novel’s protagonist

John Bergson– The patriarch of the Bergson clan, father of Alexandra, Oscar, Lou, and Emil

Emil Bergson– The youngest son of John Bergson

Carl Linstrum– Alexandra’s main squeeze


Famous Quotes by William Cather


“Where there is great love, there are always miracles.”

“The heart of another is a dark forest, always, no matter how close it has been to one’s own.”

“There are some things you learn best in calm, and some in a storm.”

“The world is little; people are little, human life is little. There is only one big thing — desire.”

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