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Unto a Good Land (The Emigrants, Book II) (Bk. 2) download ebook
ISBN:
0873513207
ISBN13:
978-0873513203
Author:
Vilhelm Moberg
Publisher:
Borealis Books; 1 edition (September 15, 1995)
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402 pages
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4.1

This book, "Unto A Good Land", is a continuation of the four-part epic series written by Vilhelm Moberg which describes the lives of the early Swedish emigrants to the USA. My wife and I read this book out loud to each other.

This book, "Unto A Good Land", is a continuation of the four-part epic series written by Vilhelm Moberg which describes the lives of the early Swedish emigrants to the USA. My wife and I read this book out loud to each other during the course of the week and we are totally engaged in the ongoing dialogues between the various characters (especially Karl Oskar, Kristina and Ulrika of Vastergohl). This is personal for me, since my grandfather emigrated from the same place, Smaland, Sweden to the same state of MN. In reading this fictional story of a families long journey to the new land, and finding land to settle and farm. I am living this experience with them.

Unto a Good Land book. Book 2 opens in the summer of 1850 as the emigrants disembark in New York City. Their journey to a new home in Minnesota Territory takes them by riverboat, steam wagon, Great Lakes steamship, and oxcart to Chisago County. -Bruce Karstadt, American Swedish Institute.

UNTO A GOOD LAND The Emigrant Novels Book I THE EMIGRANTS Utvandrarna Book II UNTO A GOOD LAND Invandrarna Book III THE . Series: Moberg, Vilhelm, 1898–1973. Romanen om utvandrarna. English ; bk. 2. PT9875.

UNTO A GOOD LAND The Emigrant Novels Book I THE EMIGRANTS Utvandrarna Book II UNTO A GOOD LAND Invandrarna Book III THE SETTLERS Nybyggarna Book IV TH. And I am come down to deliver them. and to bring them up out of that land unto a good land and a large, unto a land flowing with milk and honey. Exodus 3:8. A note on the pronunciation of the Swedish names. is pronounced like the a in small (see Småland, literally Small Land). is pronounced like the a in add.

In 1945 Moberg began background study for what became the emigrant tetralogy and appears to have started actual work on the novels two years later. 8 The first volume Utvandrarna (The Emigrants) appeared in 1949, followed in 1952 by Invandrarna (Unto a Good Land). The final volumes Nybyggarna (The Settlers) and Sista brevet till Sverige (The Last Letter Home) were published in 1956 and 1959. The author often referred to these books as a single work, the Emigrant Novels (Utvandrarromanen), and insisted that they be read as a documentary novel.

Unto A Good Land: The Emigrant Novels: Book II. by Vilhelm Moberg. Book 2 opens in the summer of 1850 as the emigrants disembark in New York City

Unto A Good Land: The Emigrant Novels: Book II.

Book 2 opens in the summer of 1850 as the emigrants disembark in New York City

Book 2 opens in the summer of 1850 as the emigrants disembark in New York City. Considered one of Sweden's greatest 20th-century writers, Vilhelm Moberg created Karl Oskar and Kristina Nilsson to portray the joys and tragedies of daily life for early Swedish pioneers in America. His consistently faithful depiction of these humble people's lives is a major strength of the Emigrant Novels.

The Emigrants is the collective name of a series of four novels by the Swedish author Vilhelm Moberg: The Emigrants (1949). Unto a Good Land (1952). The Last Letter Home (1959). The Swedish titles are: Utvandrarna (The Emigrants), Invandrarna (The Immigrants), Nybyggarna (The Settlers) and Sista brevet till Sverige (The Last Letter to Sweden). All books have been translated into English. The novels are generally considered to be among the best pieces of Swedish literature.

Books by Vilhelm Moberg: Unto a Good Land. 10. The Last Letter Home.

Introduction to the Emigrant Novels. Introduction to Unto a Good Land. Bibliography for the Emigrant Novels. I. a ship unloads her cargo. III. Milk and white bread. IV. A letter to sweden. V. the most beautiful street in the world. VI. Journey with the steam wagon.

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2 (Emigrant Novels)-Vilhelm Moberg -Unto a Good Land: Emmigrant Novels Bk. 2 (Emigrant Novels)-Vilhelm Moberg. SPONSORED -Unto a Good Land, Paperback by Moberg, Vilhelm; Lannestock, Gustaf (TRN); Mc. .item 3 Unto a Good Land by Moberg, Vilhelm Book condition acceptable -Unto a Good Land by Moberg, Vilhelm Book condition acceptable. item 4 Unto a Good Land: Emmigrant Novels Bk. 2 (Emigrant Novels) By Vilhelm Moberg -Unto a Good Land:.

Considered one of Sweden's greatest 20th-century writers, Vilhelm Moberg created Karl Oskar and Kristina Nilsson to portray the joys and tragedies of daily life for early Swedish pioneers in America. His consistently faithful depiction of these humble people's lives is a major strength of the Emigrant Novels.Moberg's extensive research in the papers of Swedish emigrants in archival collections, including the Minnesota Historical Society, enabled him to incorporate many details of pioneer life. First published between 1949 and 1959 in Swedish, these four books were considered a single work by Moberg, who intended that they be read as documentary novels. These editions contain introductions written by Roger McKnight, Gustavus Adolphus College, and restore Moberg's bibliography not included in earlier English editions.Book 2 opens in the summer of 1850 as the emigrants disembark in New York City. Their journey to a new home in Minnesota Territory takes them by riverboat, steam wagon, Great Lakes steamship, and oxcart to Chisago County."It's important to have Moberg's Emigrant Novels available for another generation of readers."—Bruce Karstadt, American Swedish Institute
Reviews:
  • Gaudiker
Having family that left Sweden in the 1870s I've found that these books show a bit of what it took to leave home for the new world. One gr-grandfather left farming in Sweden and became a copper miner in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. In fact, the fathers of both my grandmas became miners - one in copper and the other in iron and both in Michigan. I would have thought the farmer ancestor would have looked for good farmland like Karl Oscar did in the book. I have no idea what prompted him to not do that. I recommend this book to all who have ancestors who were brave enough, adventurous enough to leave home, wherever that was, to journey to North America. We should be very grateful to our forebears who made this choice that allowed us to have the chance to thrive in this country.
  • Agrainel
I have read these books in the past. They are a fictional account of settlement by Swedish immigrants in Minnesota. The author spent 6 years of research in MN before writing the books. they are so well-known by Swedes that when the King and Queen of Sweden come to the Twin Cities they visit the sites described in the book. A wonderful musical KRISTINA AV DUVEMALA was written and produced by the 2 men singers from the rock group ABBA; it played for years in Sweden. the music is wonderful for people of all ages. I highly recommend these books.
  • Kanrad
I love this book. There is so much to be learned about the experience of immigrating to Minnesota from Sweden in the mid 1800s. My own grandparents did the same, and didn't talk about their past, so this really helps. I love how the author takes us along on the lengthy thought processes of the characters, and that the story is based on thoroughly researched actual people and places. We share in their physical, mental and spiritual struggles and successes, fears and hopes. I actually like the whole series of 4 "emigrant novels" by Moberg, but had to choose only one for our book group. We are fortunate enough to live near the settings, and will do a road trip/field trip along with our discussion.
  • Marilace
This book, "Unto A Good Land", is a continuation of the four-part epic series written by Vilhelm Moberg which describes the lives of the early Swedish emigrants to the USA. My wife and I read this book out loud to each other during the course of the week and we are totally engaged in the ongoing dialogues between the various characters (especially Karl Oskar, Kristina and Ulrika of Vastergohl). The narrative descriptions of the scenery and the various interactions of the characters while they are on board the paddlewheeler "Red Wing" as they push up the Mississippi River toward Stillwater, Minnesota, will keep you anxious to know what's coming next. Moberg has a gift for being able to understand and describe the human thought and behavior of a people confronting a completely new and different environment for the first time. As the reader, you will be able to easily relate to the oh-so-human fears and frailties of the Swedish immigrants as they try to deal with the foreign and alien American frontier. Remember, they have been uprooted from their centuries-old traditional lifestyles back in the old country and are now thousands of miles away from their home country. They can't speak one intelligible word of English. Bless their hearts, these folks are bonefide heroes and heroines. I highly recommend this book to all those who want to discover and learn about some of the first settlers from Europe as they struggled to survive during their fearsome trip over the Atlantic Ocean, across lakes and rivers, through virgin territory, and ultimately reach their final destination in the heavily-forested Territory of Minnesota.
  • Siratius
This is personal for me, since my grandfather emigrated from the same place, Smaland, Sweden to the same state of MN. In reading this fictional story of a families long journey to the new land, and finding land to settle and farm. I am living this experience with them. I love the story, it is well told. However....I did not give this a 5 star because at times the author belabors a point and the book bogs down. After going on and on, I find myself skipping over areas. I like the book enough that I'm onto the 3rd one.
  • Reggy
I have enjoyed this book. I had the other three books in this series previously, but did not have this one. It has filled in a lot of the story regarding the Swedish emigrants. My father was full blooded Swedish, but the family emigrated to Denmark where he was born, and then emigrated to the United States before Ellis Island was used.
  • OTANO
The SWEDEs arrive in NY and begin a long journey to the interior,Minnesota,
Again it is a good story with lots of detail of the times,
Moberg again gets somewhat wordy and these parts can be skipped without damage to the whole tale.That is evident in BK1 and 2.
Just my opinion.
Still as far as I know the best emigrant experience novel of the mid 1850/s,
Superb read, great price, fast delivery