My Antonia (Mass Market Paperbound)

By Willa Cather, Stephanie Vaughn (Introduction by)
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Description


"The best thing I've done is My Antonia," recalled Willa Cather. "I feel I've made a contribution to American letters with that book."
Antonia Shimerda returns to Black Hawk, Nebraska, to make a fresh start after eloping with a railway conductor following the tragic death of her father. Accustomed to living in a sod house and toiling alongside the men in the fields, she is unprepared for the lecherous reaction her lush sensuality provokes when she moves to the city. Despite betrayal and crushing opposition, Antonia steadfastly pursues her quest for happiness a moving struggle that mirrors the quiet drama of the American landscape.

About the Author


Willa Cather (1873-1947) is considered to be one of the major fiction writers of the 20th century. She wrote the critically acclaimed novels "Death Comes for the Archbishop," "O Pioneers!," "A Lost Lady," and "The Professor's House." She won a Pulitzer

Praise For…


"No romantic novel ever  written in America, by man or woman, is one half so  beautiful as My  Antonia."—H.L. Mencken

Product Details
ISBN: 9780553214185
ISBN-10: 0553214187
Publisher: Bantam Books
Publication Date: January 1994
Pages: 320
Language: English