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The Song of the Lark
Willa Cather

E & R Publications, 2013

This is Cather’s coming-of-age classic---the story of a young artist who leaves the mediocrity of her home town to seek fame and success in the big city. A bittersweet reflection on severing oneself from one’s past relationships and surroundings, The Song of the Lark explores the loss that ultimately accompanies an artist’s highest achievements.


My Antonia
Willa Cather

Wilder Publications, 2009

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 ...


My Ántonia (Dover Thrift Editions)
Willa Cather

Dover Publications, 1994

My Ántonia evokes the Nebraska prairie life of Willa Cather's childhood, and commemorates the spirit and courage of immigrant pioneers in America. One of Cather's earliest novels, written in 1918, it is the story of Ántonia Shimerda, who arrives on the Nebraska frontier as part of a family of Bohemian emigrants. Her story is told through the eyes of Jim Burden, a neighbor who will befriend Ántonia, teach her English, and follow the ...


Death Comes for the Archbishop (Vintage Classics)
Willa Cather

Vintage, 1990

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


O Pioneers! (Dover Thrift Editions)
Willa Cather

Dover Publications, 1993

Set on the Nebraska prairie where Willa Cather (1873–1947) grew up, this powerful early novel tells the story of the young Alexandra Bergson, whose dying father leaves her in charge of the family and of the lands they have struggled to farm. In Alexandra's long flight to survive and succeed, O Pioneers! relates an important chapter in the history of the American frontier. Evoking the harsh grandeur of the prairie, this landmark of American ...


A Lost Lady (Vintage Classics)
Willa Cather

Vintage, 1990

A portrait of a woman who reflects the conventions of her age even as she defies them and whose transformations embody the decline and coarsening of the American frontier.


Pulitzer Prize Winning Works Collection: One of Ours, His Family, Miss Lulu Bett, Cornhuskers, Anna Christie, ..., ...

Jame-Books, 2013

The Pulitzer Prize is a U.S. award for achievements in newspaper and online journalism, literature, and musical composition. It was established in 1917 by provisions in the will of American (Hungarian-born) publisher Joseph Pulitzer, and is administered by Columbia University in New York City. Prizes are awarded yearly in twenty-one categories. In twenty of the categories, each winner receives a certificate and a US$10,000 cash award. The ...


One Of Ours
Willa Cather

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2009

One of Ours is a novel by Willa Cather which won the 1923 Pulitzer Prize. It tells the story of the life of Claude Wheeler, a native of Nebraska around the turn of the 20th century. The son of a successful mid-western farmer and an intensely pious mother, thus guaranteed a comfortable livelihood, Claude Wheeler nonetheless views himself as a victim of his father's success and his own inexplicable malaise. One of Ours is a portrait of a ...


The Professor's House (Vintage Classics)
Willa Cather

Vintage, 1990

A study in emotional dislocation and renewal--Professor Godfrey St. Peter, a man in his 50's, has achieved what would seem to be remarkable success. When called on to move to a more comfortable home, something in him rebels.


One of Ours (Annotated), 2015

Claude Wheeler craves excitement, far more than he can ever find as a farmer's son. He encounters more at university, where the modern world beyond farm life offers new thrills and challenges, only to lose them as the farm calls him back. World War I offers him even more . . . but he may crave excitement more than life itself can allow. Wanting it as much as he does can't protect him from the consequences of personal bravado in an age of killing ...


The Selected Letters of Willa Cather
Willa Cather

Vintage, 2014

** Time Magazine 10 Top Nonfiction Books of 2013** Willa Cather’s letters—withheld from publication for more than six decades—are finally available to the public in this fascinating selection. The hundreds collected here range from witty reports of life as a teenager in Red Cloud in the 1880s through her college years at the University of Nebraska, her time as a journalist in Pittsburgh and New York, and her growing eminence as a ...


My Antonia
Willa Cather

Simon & Brown, 2012

My Antonia By Willa Cather


O Pioneers!
Willa Cather

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2011

Cather published her second novel, "O Pioneers", in 1913 at the age of 40. Together with My Antonia it is the novel for which she is best known. Years after writing the book, Cather wrote of it " Since I wrote this book for myself, I ignored all the situations and accents that were then thought to be necessary." The book takes place on the plains of Nebraska in the late 19th Century as the Prairie is settled be Swedish, Bohemian, and French ...


One of Ours

Open Road Media, 2014

Willa Cather’s Pulitzer Prize–winning novel of World War I The son of a prosperous farmer, Claude Wheeler’s future is laid out for him as clear and monotonous as the Nebraska sky—a few semesters at the local Christian college followed by marriage and a lifetime spent worrying about the price of wheat. Many young men would be happy to find themselves in Claude’s shoes, but his focus is on the horizon, and on the nagging sense that out ...


Shadows on the Rock (Vintage Classics)
Willa Cather

Vintage, 1995

Set in seventeenth-century Canada, an evocation of North American origins highlights the men and women who struggled to adapt to the new world even as they clung to the one they left behind. Reprint.


MY ÁNTONIA (complete and unabridged with illustrations)

Classic Willa Cather Fiction, 2013

MY ÁNTONIA -illustrated with beautiful period photos of pioneer life -formatted for kindle to improve your reading experience -linked table of contents to reach your chapter quickly “One of the thousand novels everyone should read” The Guardian "No romantic novel ever written in America, by man or woman, is one half so beautiful as 'My Antonia’” H.L Mencken “Jim Burden looks back, slightly mournfully, on his childhood ...


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: ...


The Collected Works of Willa Cather (Unexpurgated Edition) (Halcyon Classics)

Halcyon Press Ltd., 2009

This collection contains the most celebrated works of Willa Cather: My Antonia O Pioneers One of Ours Alexander's Bridge Song of the Lark Youth and the Bright Medusa The Troll Garden and Selected Stories Includes and active table of contents. This unexpurgated edition contains the complete text with errors and omissions corrected.


Willa Cather : Later Novels : A Lost Lady / The Professor's House / Death Comes for the Archbishop / Shadows ...
Willa Cather

Library of America, 1990

The six works in this volume--"A Lost Lady," "The Professor's House," "Death Comes for the Archbishop," "Shadows on the Rock," "Lucy Gayheart," and "Sapphira and the Slave Girl"--are at once intensely lyrical and highly controlled. Their fascination with the American Southwest, early Canada and Catholicism reflects the older Cather's search for alternatives to the grasping civilization she felt was increasingly replacing the spirit of the early ...


The Song of the Lark (Dover Thrift Editions)
Willa Cather

Dover Publications, 2004

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.



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