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My Antonia
Willa Cather
039575514X
Sept 1995
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Book Review
It seems almost sacrilege to infringe upon a book as soulful and rich as Willa Cather's My Ántonia by offering comment. First published in 1918, and set in Nebraska in the late 19th century, this tale of the spirited daughter of a Bohemian immigrant family planning to farm on the untamed land ("not a country at all but the material out of which countries are made") comes to us through the romantic eyes of Jim Burden. He is, at the time of their meeting, newly orphaned and arriving at his grandparents' neighboring farm on the same night her family strikes out to make good in their new country. Jim chooses the opening words of his recollections deliberately: "I first heard of Ántonia on what seemed to be an interminable journey across the great midland plain of North America," and it seems almost certain that...


My Antonia (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)
Willa Cather
1593080247
December 2003
Mass Market Paperback
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Book Description
“No romantic novel ever written in America . . . is one half so beautiful as My Ántonia.”
—H. L. Mencken


O Pioneers!
Willa Cather
0451529197
Jan 2004
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Review
The land belongs to the future... that's the way it seems to me....I might as well try to will the sunset over there to my brother's children. We come and go, but the land is always here. And the people who love it and understand it are the people who own it -- for a little while."

O Pioneers! (1913) was Willa Cather's first great novel, and to many it remains her unchallenged masterpiece. No other work of fiction so faithfully conveys both the sharp physical realities and the mythic sweep of the transformation of the American frontier -- and the transformation of the people who settled it. Cather's heroine is Alexandra Bergson, who arrives on the wind-blasted prairie of Hanover, Nebraska, as a girl and grows up to make it a prosperous farm. But this archetypal success story is darkened by loss, and Alexandra's devotion...


My Antonia (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)
Willa Cather
1593082029
July 2004
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My Antonia (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)
Willa Cather
1593081847
August 2005
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My Antonia
Willa Cather
0451529723
Apr 2005
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Book Description
Lush descriptions of the rolling Nebraska grasslands interweave with the blossoming of a woman in the early days of the twentieth century, in an epic novel that chronicles America's past.


My Antonia (SparkNotes)
SparkNotes Editors
1586633848
July 2002
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Book Description
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My Antonia
Willa Cather
0553214187
Jan 1994
Paperback
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Book Review
It seems almost sacrilege to infringe upon a book as soulful and rich as Willa Cather's My Ántonia by offering comment. First published in 1918, and set in Nebraska in the late 19th century, this tale of the spirited daughter of a Bohemian immigrant family planning to farm on the untamed land ("not a country at all but the material out of which countries are made") comes to us through the romantic eyes of Jim Burden. He is, at the time of their meeting, newly orphaned and arriving at his grandparents' neighboring farm on the same night her family strikes out to make good in their new country. Jim chooses the opening words of his recollections deliberately: "I first heard of Ántonia on what seemed to be an interminable journey across the great midland plain of North America," and it seems almost certain that...


O Pioneers! (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)
Willa Cather
1593080190
June 2003
Mass Market Paperback
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Review
The land belongs to the future... that's the way it seems to me....I might as well try to will the sunset over there to my brother's children. We come and go, but the land is always here. And the people who love it and understand it are the people who own it -- for a little while."

O Pioneers! (1913) was Willa Cather's first great novel, and to many it remains her unchallenged masterpiece. No other work of fiction so faithfully conveys both the sharp physical realities and the mythic sweep of the transformation of the American frontier -- and the transformation of the people who settled it. Cather's heroine is Alexandra Bergson, who arrives on the wind-blasted prairie of Hanover, Nebraska, as a girl and grows up to make it a prosperous farm. But this archetypal success story is darkened by loss, and Alexandra's devotion...


The Song of the Lark
Willa Cather
0395345308
May 1983
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Book Description
Perhaps Willa Cather's most autobiographical work, The Song of the Lark charts the story of a young woman's awakening as an artist against the backdrop of the western landscape. Thea Kronborg, an aspiring singer, struggles to escape from the confines her small Colorado town to the world of possibility in the Metropolitan Opera House. In classic Cather style, The Song of the Lark is the beautiful, unforgettable story of American determination and its inextricable connection to the land. "The time will come when she'll be ranked above Hemingway." -- Leon Edel

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In this novel Willa Cather presents Thea Kronberg, a minister's daughter, living with her family in Moonstone, Colorado. After enrolling Thea for piano lessons, Mrs. Kronberg is told that her daughter's...


Death Comes for the Archbishop
Willa Cather
0679728899
June 1990
Paperback
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From Library Journal
Nebraska pulls out all the stops for this superb scholarly edition of Cathers 1927 novel. This edition includes a newly restored text along with several historical essays and explanatory notes by several scholars. Academic libraries supporting hardcore American literature curricula will want this volume.Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

Book Description
Willa Cather's best known novel; a narrative that recounts a life lived simply in the silence of the southwestern desert.

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One of Ours
Willa Cather
159102143X
Jan 2004
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Book Description
Willa Cather's Pulitzer Prize-winning narrative of the making of a young American soldier

Claude Wheeler, the sensitive, aspiring protagonist of this beautifully modulated novel, resembles the youngest son of a peculiarly American fairy tale. His fortune is ready-made for him, but he refuses to settle for it. Alienated from his crass father and pious mother, all but rejected by a wife who reserves her ardor for missionary work, and dissatisfied with farming, Claude is an idealist without an ideal to cling to. It is only when his country enters the First World War that Claude finds what he has been searching for all his life.

In One of Ours Willa Cather explores the destiny of a grandchild of the pioneers, a young Nebraskan whose yearnings impel him toward a frontier bloodier and more distant than the one...


O Pioneers! (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)
Willa Cather
1593082053
July 2004
Paperback
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Review
The land belongs to the future... that's the way it seems to me....I might as well try to will the sunset over there to my brother's children. We come and go, but the land is always here. And the people who love it and understand it are the people who own it -- for a little while."

O Pioneers! (1913) was Willa Cather's first great novel, and to many it remains her unchallenged masterpiece. No other work of fiction so faithfully conveys both the sharp physical realities and the mythic sweep of the transformation of the American frontier -- and the transformation of the people who settled it. Cather's heroine is Alexandra Bergson, who arrives on the wind-blasted prairie of Hanover, Nebraska, as a girl and grows up to make it a prosperous farm. But this archetypal success story is darkened by loss, and Alexandra's devotion...


O Pioneers!
Willa Cather
0395083656
Oct 1997
Paperback
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Review
The New York Times : "A direct, human tale of love and struggle and attainment -- American in the best sense of the word." -- New York Times

Review
"A direct, human tale of love and struggle and attainment -- American in the best sense of the word." -- New York Times

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One of Ours
Willa Cather
0679737448
November 1991
Paperback
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Book Description
Willa Cather's Pulitzer Prize-winning narrative of the making of a young American soldier

Claude Wheeler, the sensitive, aspiring protagonist of this beautifully modulated novel, resembles the youngest son of a peculiarly American fairy tale. His fortune is ready-made for him, but he refuses to settle for it. Alienated from his crass father and pious mother, all but rejected by a wife who reserves her ardor for missionary work, and dissatisfied with farming, Claude is an idealist without an ideal to cling to. It is only when his country enters the First World War that Claude finds what he has been searching for all his life.

In One of Ours Willa Cather explores the destiny of a grandchild of the pioneers, a young Nebraskan whose yearnings impel him toward a frontier bloodier and more distant than the one...


Great Short Works of Willa Cather
Willa Cather
0060923768
Mar 1993
Paperback
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From Library Journal
This anthology of nine stories and the essay, "The Novel Demeuble," is a handy assemblage of Cather at her short best. Containing the frequently reprinted "Sculptor's Funeral," "Paul's Case," and "Neighbour Rosicky," it also includes some less well known but equally good stories ("The Bohemian Girl," "Old Mrs. Harris"). In the current literary stock market, Cather's shares have remained steadily blue chip, having weathered 50 years with an elegance of craft and a sustained dignity. Her consistent focus on character--in the literary, psychological, and moral senses of the term--is richly evidenced in these selections. A serviceable introduction by the editor makes this publication a useful entryway into the world of Cather's fiction.- Earl Rovit, City Coll., CUNYCopyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc. ...


Song of the Lark
Willa Cather
0486437000
September 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
From one of the foremost 20th-century novelists, a portrait of a formidable woman who defies the limitations set on women of her time and social station to become an international opera star. This coming-of-age novel, important for the issues of gender and class that it explores, is one of Cather’s most lyrical and popular.


My Antonia
Willa Cather
0060956941
Aug 2000
Large Print Paperback
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Book Review
It seems almost sacrilege to infringe upon a book as soulful and rich as Willa Cather's My Ántonia by offering comment. First published in 1918, and set in Nebraska in the late 19th century, this tale of the spirited daughter of a Bohemian immigrant family planning to farm on the untamed land ("not a country at all but the material out of which countries are made") comes to us through the romantic eyes of Jim Burden. He is, at the time of their meeting, newly orphaned and arriving at his grandparents' neighboring farm on the same night her family strikes out to make good in their new country. Jim chooses the opening words of his recollections deliberately: "I first heard of Ántonia on what seemed to be an interminable journey across the great midland plain of North America," and it seems almost certain that...


Willa Cather
Susie Thomas
0389208825
June 1989
Hardcover
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Book Description
Willa Cather's novels were neglected after her death, but a new generation of readers has greeted her work with enthusiasm. This feminist study, which draws extensively on Cather's unpublished letters, analyses how she overcame the difficulties which beset a woman writer in the mid-West during the early part of the century. It shows how her absorption in European culture influenced her perception of America and enabled her to produce some of the most compelling literature of modern times. Susie Thomas's highly readable account will be welcomed by all those studying Cather's work. Contents: Willa Cather 1873-1947; To Bayreuth and Back Again:àR "The Troll Garden, The Song of the Lark, One of Ours, Uncle Valentine; From Horse Opera to Homesteads:" "O Pioneers!; The Golden Girl of the West:" "My Antonia; Time's Fool...

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