The Professor's House

The Professor's House

by Willa Cather

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 31/10/2006

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On the eve of his move to a new, more desirable residence, Professor Godfrey St Peter finds himself in the shabby study of his former home. Surrounded by the comforting, familiar sights of his past, he surveys his life and the people he has loved: his wife Lillian, his daughters and, above all, Tom Outland, his most outstanding student and once, his son-in-law to be. Enigmatic and courageous - and a tragic victim of the Great War - Tom has remained a source of inspiration to the professor. But he has also left behind him a troubling legacy which has brought betrayal and fracture to the women he loves most . . .
ISBN:
9781844083763
9781844083763
Category:
Contemporary fiction
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
31-10-2006
Language:
English
Publisher:
Little, Brown Book Group
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
256
Dimensions (mm):
195x128x17mm
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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