books by Willa Cather
The Pocket Book of Short Stories: American, English, and Continental Masterpieces. Edited and With an ...
Stephen Vincent Benét
Pocket Books, Inc., New York
Twenty-two stories, long and short, serious and grave, light and humorous, poignant tales of love, and stories of the bizarre, the horrible, the unusual, are gathered here from twenty-two masters of the short-story art. This is an unusually representative collection from the works of the world's greatest story-tellers. Three Nobel Prize-Winners are represented here: Thomas Mann, Anatole France, and Ivan Bunin. Katherine Mansfield, Somerset ...
ROMANCE BOOKS of the 20th Century (illustrated)
Classic Romance Novels of the 20th Century, 2014
4 Classic Romance Books in one beautifully illustrated edition “All these romance classics were published around 1920, and what an amazing flowering of talent this time produced. Wonderfully presented for kindle, these are 4 romance books universally acknowledged as among the best ever.” Classic Romance Fiction Includes complete and unabridged: WOMEN IN LOVE THE BEAUTIFUL & DAMNED MY ANTONIA THE AGE OF INNOCENCE Four of the ...
My Ántonia tells the stories of several immigrant families who move out to rural Nebraska to start new lives in America, with a particular focus on a Bohemian family, the Shimerdas, whose eldest daughter is named Ántonia. The book's narrator, Jim Burden, arrives in the fictional town of Black Hawk, Nebraska, on the same train as the Shimerdas, as he goes to live with his grandparents after his parents have died. Jim develops strong feelings ...
SHADOWS, Supernatural Tales by Masters of Modern Literature
Uninvited Books, 2011
SHADOWS: Supernatural Tales by Masters of Modern Literature features elegant explorations of the darkness by Virginia Woolf, E. M. Forster, Edith Wharton, Henry James, Willa Cather, D. H. Lawrence and many of the other great writers who revolutionized dark fiction. These may be the finest, most evocative ghost stories ever written. “Abandoned houses seldom turn out to be as empty as they appear. Voices fade, but echoes linger in the ...
Three Novels: O Pioneers!, the Song of the Lark, and My Antonia
, Willa Cather
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Complete in one volume, here are three of the most adored works by early 20th-century writer Willa Cather. O PIONEERS! (1913) tells embodies American heroism in one pioneer woman. THE SONG OF THE LARK (1915) plots a great Wagnerian soprano's journey toward her destiny. MY ANTONIA (1918), is the story of a strong farm woman who still affirms her passion for the land after her father's suicide and desertion by her lover.
The Selected Letters of Willa Cather
This first publication of the letters of one of America’s most consistently admired writers is both an exciting and a significant literary event. Willa Cather, wanting to be judged on her work alone, clearly forbade the publication of her letters in her will. But now, more than sixty-five years after her death, with her literary reputation as secure as a reputation can be, the letters have become available for publication. The 566 letters ...
The Song of the Lark
Cather interviewed the opera star Olive Fremstad, who had been born in Sweden and raised in Minnesota. By coincidence, the night of their first meeting, Cather went to see a production at the Met; right before the performance was to begin, the director learned that the lead singer had fallen into a dead faint. With only minutes to prepare for the role, Fremstad agreed to fill in, and Cather was amazed that the tired, faded, unapproachable star ...
Collected Stories (Vintage Classics)
A ruined beauty whose dignity has suffered a lifetime of loss and disenchantment. A Czech immigrant who finds a paradoxical contentment on the harsh expanse of the Nebraska prairie. A solitary young painter spying raptly and guiltily on his exquisite neighbor. These are some of the lives that Willa Cather renders, with a fine balance of compassion and detachment, in these nineteen stories. Here are the great themes that Cather staked ...
The Willa Cather Collection: 40 Classic Works
Waxkeep Publishing, 2013
Waxkeep Publishing Collections provide history's greatest authors' collected works in a convenient collection complete with a linked table of contents. Waxkeep Publishing's goal is to provide the most complete, and most easy to read collections in the marketplace. Willa Cather was a famous American author who wrote classic novels such as One of Ours and My Ántonia. The Willa Cather collection includes the following novels: ...
Cather: Stories, Poems, and Other Writings (Library of America)
Library of America
Featuring her wonderfully readable and often anthologized short stories, the third and final volume (with "Early Novels and Stories" and "Later Novels") of the most comprehensive Cather edition available anywhere. Includes the short-story collections "Youth and the Bright Medusa," "Obscure Destinies," and "The Old Beauty and Others," the novellas "Alexander's Bridge" and "My Mortal Enemy," occasional pieces, critical essays, and Cather's only ...
My Ántonia (Dover Thrift Editions) Publisher: Dover Publications
Willa Cather, 1995
Uncle Valentine and Other Stories: Willa Cather's Uncollected Fiction 1915 1929
University of Nebraska Press
The seven stories in this volume were written during the ascending and perhaps most triumphant years of Willa Cather's career, the period during which she published nine books, including My Ántonia , A Lost Lady , and Death Comes for the Archbishop . For the most part ironic in tone, these stories are, as Bernice Slote observes, bound by the geometrics of urban life—streets and offices, workers and firms, the business world of New York and ...
Classic American Short Stories, Vol. 1
Unlike the other arts, American literature has been a powerful, influential and leading aspect of American culture. By turns sedate and mercurial and possessing a moral mind set of various social values, the American short story reveals in its pages the psyche of a growing, sprawling nation whose sense of destiny has always been larger than life. Here are stories that will make you smile, make you frown, and leave you pondering the mystery that ...
April Twilights and Other Poems (Everyman's Library Pocket Poets)
Before Willa Cather went on to write the novels that would make her famous, she was known as a poet, the most popular of her poems reprinted many times in national magazines and anthologies. Her first book of poetry, April Twilights, was published in 1903, but Cather significantly revised and expanded it in a 1923 edition entitled April Twilights and Other Poems. This Everyman’s Library edition reproduces for the first time all the poems ...
Great Classic Love Stories
The world-class writers featured in this collection are adept at conjuring the depth of passion that surrounds all stories of love and loss. The short story form is perfect for capturing the uplift and dizzying heights that accompany a new object of affection, as well as the queasy unease and bottomless longing of lost loves. Includes: "The Lady with the Dog" by Anton Chekhov; "Love Sonnets" by William Shakespeare; "Rappuccini's Daughter" by ...
The Bohemian Girl
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
“Can you keep it here for a day or two?” he asked the agent. “I may send for it, and I may not.” “Depends on whether you like the country, I suppose?” demanded the agent in a challenging tone. “Just so.” The agent shrugged his shoulders, looked scornfully at the small trunk, which was marked “N.E.,” and handed out a claim check without further comment. The stranger watched him as he caught one end of the trunk and dragged it ...
A Lost Lady (Willa Cather Scholarly Edition)
University of Nebraska Press
First published in 1923, A Lost Lady is one of Willa Cather’s classic novels about life on the Great Plains. It harks back to Nebraska’s early history and contrasts those days with an unsentimental portrait of the materialistic world that supplanted the frontier. In her subtle portrait of Marian Forrester, whose life unfolds in the midst of this disquieting transition, Cather created one of her most memorable and finely drawn characters. ...
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