My Antonia

My Antonia

by Willa Cather

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 18/10/2019

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My Antonia is Willa Cather's masterpiece about 19th-century Nebraskan pioneers.

My Antonia depicts the pioneering period of European settlement on the tall-grass prairie of the American midwest, with its beautiful yet terrifying landscape, rich ethnic mix of immigrants and native-born Americans, and communities who share life's joys and sorrows.

Jim Burden recounts his memories of Antonia Shimerda, whose family settle in Nebraska from Bohemia. Together they share childhoods spent in a new world. Jim leaves the prairie for college and a career in the east, while Antonia devotes herself to her large family and productive farm.

Her story is that of the land itself, a moving portrait of endurance and strength.

ISBN:
9780008322809
9780008322809
Category:
Classic fiction
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
18-10-2019
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
272
Dimensions (mm):
178x111x20mm
Weight:
0.18kg
Willa Cather

Willa Cather was born in Virginia in 1873 and moved to Nebraska, with its wide open plains and immigrant farming communities, at the age of nine.

This landscape would deeply affect her later writing. She attended university and became a journalist and teacher in Pittsburgh, and then a magazine editor in New York.

Her first major novel, O Pioneers!, appeared in 1913, and was followed by two more in her prairie trilogy: The Song of the Lark and My Antonia. She lived with the editor Edith Lewis for thirty-nine years until her death in 1947.

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