The Great Plains Trilogy Box Set

By Willa Cather (Author)

Series Signature Editions


Pub Date 10/17/2023

ISBN 9781454951278

Format Paperback with Slipcase



The Great Plains Trilogy Box Set

by Willa Cather
The novels O Pioneers!, The Song of the Lark, and My Ántonia made Willa Cather's reputation and, though published separately, are now studied together as Willa Cather’s Great Plains Trilogy. These three novels, set in Nebraska and Colorado, cemented Cather’s reputation in the early 1920s as a writer who exalted the lives of ordinary people. Together, these novels portray the magnificent prairie landscape and the indomitable spirit of the men and women who inhabited, and adapted, to its harsh beauty:
  • My Á​ntonia: The intertwined stories of Jim Burden, an orphan from Virginia, and the elder daughter in a family of Czech immigrants, Ántonia Shimerda, who are each brought to Nebraska as children.
  • O Pioneers!: The Bergsons move from Sweden and struggle to carve out a living on their Nebraska homestead. The eldest daughter, Alexandra, inherits the farm when her father dies, and devotes her life to its success even as other immigrant families leave the prairie, defeated.
  • The Song of the Lark: Thea Kronborg grows up in a small Colorado town, next to the railroad that connects her to a wider world, a world she will conquer with her glorious voice and strength of will.

Willa Cather (1873–1947) was an American novelist and short story writer. Cather received the Pulitzer Prize for her novel One of Ours. Her distinguished regionalist writing includes her Great Plains trilogy (O Pioneers!, The Song of the Lark, and My Ántonia).

Title Details

Pages 880 pages

Trim 5.25 x 8 x 0 Inches

Territories World

Category Classics