O. E. Rolvaag House

The O. E. Rølvaag House was the home of Ole Edvart Rølvaag (1876-1931), Norwegian-American novelist and professor at St. Olaf College. The home is located at 311 Manitou Street in Northfield, Minnesota. Rølvaag wrote most of his works in this house, which is near St. Olaf College, where he taught.

Rølvaag was the first novelist to describe the psychological cost of pioneering on the American frontier. Rølvaag's famous trilogy—Giants in the Earth (1927), Peder Victorious (1928), and Their Father's God (1931)—assesses the adjustments immigrant farmers had to make to prosper in the American Midwest.

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