This powerful early Cather novel, a landmark of American
fiction, tells the story of the young Alexandra Bergson, whose dying father
leaves her in charge of the family and of the Nebraska lands they have
struggled to farm. In Alexandra’s lifelong fight to survive and succeed, Cather
relates an important chapter in the history of the American frontier, evoking
the harsh grandeur of the prairie, and comparing with keen insight the
experiences of Swedish, French, and Bohemian immigrants in the United States. Download and start listening now!