Peder Victorious

It is the story, too, of Beret's pain and dismay at the Americanization of her children, what Rölvaag described as the true tragedy of the immigrants, who made their children part of a world to which they themselves could never belong.

Peder Victorious

Peder Victorious, the sequel to Rölvaag'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, Rölvaag's "vikings of the prairie"—Per Hansa's Beret and their children, Syvert Tönseten and Kjersti, and Sörine. 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 Rölvaag 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, Rölvaag built a powerful novel of personal growth, guilt, and victory.

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Peder Victorious
Language: en
Pages: 325
Authors: Ole Edvart R?lvaag
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 1982-01-01 - Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

Peder Victorious, the sequel to Rölvaag'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, Rölvaag's "vikings of the prairie"—Per Hansa's Beret and their children, Syvert Tönseten and Kjersti, and Sörine.
Peder Victorious
Language: en
Pages: 330
Authors: Ole Edvart Rølvaag
Categories: Norwegian Americans
Type: BOOK - Published: 1966 - Publisher:

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The Cambridge History of American Literature: Volume 6, Prose Writing, 1910-1950
Language: en
Pages: 640
Authors: Sacvan Bercovitch, Cyrus R. K. Patell
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 1994 - Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Discusses the social, cultural, intellectual, and aesthetic aspects of American literature
Peder Victorious
Language: en
Pages: 350
Authors: Ole Edvart Rølvaag
Categories: Norwegian Americans
Type: BOOK - Published: 1929 - Publisher:

"Second volume of the trilogy [beginning with Giants in the earth], concerned with the second generation of Norwegian immigrants." Cf. Hanna, A. Mirror for the nation
Peder Victorious
Language: en
Pages: 330
Authors: Ole Edvart Rølvaag
Categories: Norwegian Americans
Type: BOOK - Published: 1966 - Publisher:

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