Publisher Description

“My Ántonia” evokes the Nebraska prairie life of Willa Cather’s childhood, and commemorates the spirit and courage of immigrant pioneers in America. One of Cather’s earliest novels, written in 1918, it is the story of Ántonia Shimerda, who arrives on the Nebraska frontier as part of a family of Bohemian emigrants. Her story is told through the eyes of Jim Burden, a neighbor who will befriend Ántonia, teach her English, and follow the remarkable story of her life.
Working in the fields of waving grass and tall corn that dot the Great Plains, Ántonia forges the durable spirit that will carry her through the challenges she faces when she moves to the city. But only when she returns to the prairie does she recover her strength and regain a sense of purpose in life. In the quiet, probing depth of Willa Cather’s art, Ántonia’s story becomes a mobbing elegy to those whose persistence and strength helped build the American frontier.

Willa Cather was a great artist. —Truman Capote
No romantic novel ever written in America, by man or woman, is one half so beautiful as “My Ántonia”. —H. L. Mencken
The time will come when Willa Cather will be ranked above Hemingway. —Leon Edel

GENRE
Romance
RELEASED
2020
July 21
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
335
Pages
PUBLISHER
Pandora's Box
SELLER
De Marque, Inc.
SIZE
1.6
MB

More Books by Willa Cather