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My Antonia, Cather,  Willa
My Antonia
Willa Cather

Paperback $19.99 - RANDOM HOUSE UK
Fiction - Published: 2/Apr/2019 - ISBN: 9781784874445

The final novel in Willa Cather's acclaimed Great Plains Trilogy, that includes O Pioneers! and The Song of the Lark.WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY SARA WHEELERMy ntonia tells the story of Jim Burden, a young orphan sent to live with relatives in the plains of Nebraska, and the life of his neighbour and friend, ntonia Shimerda. While Jim is a native Virginian, ntonia?s family are recent immigrants from Bohemia, and they grow together as Jim tutors ntonia in English. While their childhoods are shared, however, their paths soon begin to diverge, spurred on by the effects of dire poverty on the Shimerda family. And while Jim enjoys academic success and a white-collar job, ntonia remains in the fields that raised them, dedicating herself to her land and domestic duties. Cather?s novel was met with instant acclaim- in it she paints a portrait of the beautiful, unforgiving Nebraskan landscape and honours the lives of ordinary people during a pivotal era in American history. 'One of the warmest, most quietly rousing books that I know; a clear-eyed salute to the resilience of the human spirit? Guardian Willa Cather (nee Wilella Sibert Cather) was born in 1873 near Winchester, Virginia. She moved with her family to Catherton, Nebraska in 1883, and the landscape went on to have a formative effect on her, with her most famous novels being set on Nebraskan soil. Before becoming a full-time writer, Cather worked variously as a journalist, a magazine editor and a teacher. Her first novel, Alexander?s Bridge, was published in 1912, followed by titles including O Pioneers! (1913); The Song of the Lark (1915); My ntonia (1918); One of Ours (1922), for which she won the Pulitzer Prize; Death Comes for the Archbishop (1927) and Sapphira and the Slave Girl (1940). She died at her home in New York in 1947.

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