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My Antonia: Introduction by Jane Smiley

My Antonia: Introduction by Jane Smiley

In this symphonically powerful and magnificently observed novel, Cather created one of the most winning heroines in American fiction, a woman whose calm, undemonstrative strength and robust high spirits make her emblematic of the virtues Cather most admired in her country. ntonia... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780525562870
Barcode 9780525562870
Published 15 March 2018 by Random House
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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Author(s) By Cather, Willa
Series Vintage Classics
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ISBN-13 9780525562870
ISBN-10 0525562877
Stock Available
Status Indent title (internationally sourced), usually ships 4-6 weeks
Publisher Random House
Imprint Vintage Books
Publication Date 15 March 2018
International Publication Date 6 March 2018
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Cather, Willa
Series Vintage Classics
Category Modern Fiction
Number of Pages 304
Dimensions Width: 106mm
Height: 175mm
Spine: 31mm
Weight 168g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Domestic fiction, Women pioneers, Western stories, Friendship, Married women
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 813.52
Catalogue Code 902815

Description of this Book

In this symphonically powerful and magnificently observed novel, Cather created one of the most winning heroines in American fiction, a woman whose calm, undemonstrative strength and robust high spirits make her emblematic of the virtues Cather most admired in her country. ntonia Shimerda is the daughter of Bohemian immigrant parents struggling with the oceanic loneliness of life on the Nebraska prairie. Through the eyes of Jim Burden, her tutor and disappointed admirer, we follow ntonia from farm to town as she survives hardships both natural and human, from poverty to a failed romance-and not only survives, but triumphs.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review No romantic novel ever written in America, by man or woman, is one half so beautiful as My Antonia. -H. L. Mencken The time will come when Willa Cather will be ranked above Hemingway. -Leon Edel
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 2 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

WILLA CATHER, author of twelve novels, including O Pioneers!, My ntonia, and Death Comes for the Archbishop, was born in Virginia in 1873 but grew up in Nebraska, where many of her novels are set. She died in 1947 in New York City.

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