Alexander's Bridge

Alexander's Bridge

by Willa Cather

Epub (Kobo), Epub (Adobe) Publication Date: 16/01/2013

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Alexander’s Bridge, Willa Cather’s first novel,is a taut psychological drama about the fragility of human connections. Published in 1912, just a year before O Pioneers! made Cather’s name, it features high society on an international stage rather than the immigrant prairie characters she later became known for. The successful and glamorous life of Bartley Alexander, a world-renowned engineer and bridge builder, begins to unravel when he encounters a former lover in London. As he shuttles among his wife in Boston, his old flame in London, and a massive bridge he is building in Canada, Alexander finds himself increasingly tormented. But the threatened collapse of his marriage presages a more fatal catastrophe, one he will risk his life to try to prevent.


BONUS: The edition includes an excerpt from The Selected Letters of Willa Cather.

ISBN:
9780307831965
9780307831965
Category:
Classic fiction
Format:
Epub (Kobo), Epub (Adobe)
Publication Date:
16-01-2013
Language:
English
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
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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