Alexander's Bridge

Alexander's Bridge

by Willa Cather
Epub (Kobo), Epub (Adobe)
Publication Date: 18/09/2012
  $14.51

The characteristic themes of Cather’s mature work are already present in her debut novella, an evocation of a tragic love triangle.


Bartley Alexander, renowned engineer of bridges, is a man with a past who “looked as a tamer of rivers ought to look.” Discovered by his mentor “sowing wild oats in London,” he returned to America and the commission that made his name. Now, married to his wife of ten years, a chance encounter with actress Hilda Burgoyne, an almost forgotten love from his past, prompts a doomed attempt to recapture the boundlessness of his youth.


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ISBN:
9781612191065
9781612191065
Category:
Classic fiction
Format:
Epub (Kobo), Epub (Adobe)
Publication Date:
18-09-2012
Language:
English
Publisher:
Melville House
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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