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  • Published: 15 October 2018
  • ISBN: 9780241338322
  • Imprint: Peng. Mod. Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 256
  • RRP: $24.00

My Antonia




The final novel in the Great Plains trilogy, this is a celebration of the American midwest with Cather's strongest heroine at its heart.

Jim and Ántonia meets as children in the wide open plains of Nebraska at the end of the nineteenth century. Jim leaves for college and a career in the east, while Ántonia stays at home, dedicating herself to her farm and family. As the years roll by, Jim will come to view Ántonia as the embodiment of the prairie itself - tough, spirited and enduring, despite the hardness and loneliness of pioneer life. Willa Cather's beautiful novel is a celebration of the Nebraskan prairie she loved she much, and a powerful depiction of a pivotal era in the making of America.

  • Pub date: 15 October 2018
  • ISBN: 9780241338322
  • Imprint: Peng. Mod. Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 256
  • RRP: $24.00

About the Author

Willa Cather

Willa Cather (née Wilella Sibert Cather) was born in 1873 near Winchester, Virginia. She moved with her family to Catherton, Nebraska in 1883, and the landscape went on to have a formative effect on her, with her most famous novels being set on Nebraskan soil. Before becoming a full-time writer, Cather worked variously as a journalist, a magazine editor and a teacher. Her first novel, Alexander’s Bridge, was published in 1912, followed by titles including O Pioneers! (1913); The Song of the Lark (1915); My Ántonia (1918); One of Ours (1922), for which she won the Pulitzer Prize; Death Comes for the Archbishop (1927) and Sapphira and the Slave Girl (1940). She died at her home in New York in 1947.

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