The Settlers (novel)

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"Nybyggarna" redirects here. For the film, see The New Land.
The Settlers
1958 edition
Author Vilhelm Moberg
Original title 'Nybyggarna'
Translator Gustaf Lannestock
Cover artist Nisse Zetterberg[1]
Country Sweden
Language Swedish
Series The Emigrants
Genre Historical novel
Publisher Bonniers (Swedish)
Publication date
Published in English
Media type Print
Pages 535 pp (Swedish edition)
ISBN 0-87351-321-5
OCLC 32391776
839.73/72 20
LC Class PT9875.M5 N913 1995
Preceded by Unto a Good Land
Followed by The Last Letter Home

The Settlers (Swedish: Nybyggarna) is a novel by Vilhelm Moberg from 1956. It is the third and the longest part of the series The Emigrants.


The book tells about the group's new life in America where most of them now have started to feel at home. It also follows Robert and Arvid's journey on the California Trail.

Film, television or theatrical adaptions[edit]

  • The New Land, a 1972 sequel to the first film, based on the last two novels.