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The Prairie Trilogy


The Prairie Trilogy


This celebrated 21st century digital edition of The Prairie Trilogy edited by Philip Dossick includes the three novels that comprise Willa Cather’s classic collection.


O Pioneers!

Song of the Lark

My Antonia

O PIONEERS! is the story of the life and loves of Alexandra Bergson and her battle to save the family farm in the harsh conditions of turn of the century Nebraska.

SONG OF THE LARK is a beautifully written tale of Thea Kronborg, a prairie girl who becomes an opera star.

 MY ANTONIA is about ‘the bold, beautiful Bohemian girl, ‘Tony’ Shimerda, whose resilience and strength perfectly symbolizes the pioneer spirit.’


WILLA CATHER (1873-1947) was an American author who achieved recognition for her classic novels of frontier life on the Great Plains, in works such as O Pioneers! The Song of the Lark, and My Antonia. She was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1922.

“In all of American literature no one better captured the struggle of settlers on the Great Plains than Willa Cather in ‘O Pioneers!’”

-New York Times

 In Song of the Lark Willa Cather’s story of an artist’s single-minded pursuit of beauty, Cather made one of her most eloquent statements about the artistic vocation.

- Sherrill Harbison

"No romantic novel ever written in America, by man or woman, is half so beautiful as 'My Antonia.’”

-H.L Mencken


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