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"Peder Victorious," the sequel to Rolvaag's massive "Giants in the Earth," continues the saga of the Norwegian settlers in the Dakotas. Here again, years later, are all the sturdy pioneers of the earlier novel, Rolvaag's "vikings of the prairie"--Per Hansa's Beret and their children, Syvert Tonseten and Kjersti, and Sorine. The great struggle against the land itself has been won. Now there is to be a second struggle, a struggle to adapt, to become Americans.The development of the Spring Creek settlement in these years is manifested in the rebellious growing up of Peder Victorious. Peder is a beautiful and moving novel of youth and youth's self-discovery. It is the story, too, of Beret's pain and dismay at the Americanization of her children, what Rolvaag described as the true tragedy of the immigrants, who made their children part of a world to which they themselves could never belong.Out of the inevitable conflict between the first-generation American and his still Norwegian mother, Rolvaag built a powerful novel of personal growth, guilt, and victory.
Title: Peder Victorious: A Tale of the Pioneers Twenty Years Later
Categories: Historical Fiction,
Publisher: University of Nebraska Press: 1982-03-01
ISBN Number: 0803289065
ISBN Number 13: 9780803289062
Book Condition: New
Jacket Condition: No Jacket
Item: 13.00 Item
Seller ID: 008535
Description: New trade paperback book copy of Peder Victorious: A Tale of the Pioneers Twenty Years Later. English translation from the Norwegian by Nora O Solum and the author with an introduction by Gudrun Hovde Gvale. Translated from the Norwegian and adapted by Einer Haugen. From the back cover: Peder Victorious, the sequel to the massive Rolvaag novel Giants of the Earth, continues the saga of the Norwegian settlers in the Dakotas. Bison Books. Lincoln NE: University of Nebraska Press, 1982. Reprint edition. xix + 325 pages. 21 cm. Current list price 21.95. Free shipping on domestic orders $25 and over!