Willa Cather’s best-loved novel and a beautiful portrayal of frontier life in Nebraska is published for the first time by Vintage Classics, with a new introduction by travel writer Sara Wheeler.
A reissue of Willa Cather’s best-loved novel and a beautiful portrayal of frontier life in Nebraska now with a new introduction by travel writer Sara Wheeler
When young orphan Jim Burden is sent to live with his grandparents in Nebraska, he finds himself growing up alongside Bohemian immigrant Ántonia Shimerda. Their childhoods are full of shared adventures but as they grow their paths diverge, spurred on by the dire poverty of the Shimerda family. Yet Jim will never forget Ántonia, spellbound by her strength and remarkable free spirit.
In Willa Cather’s best-loved novel she paints a beautiful portrait of the extraordinary and unforgiving Nebraskan landscape, honouring the lives of ordinary people during a pivotal era in American history.
WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY SARA WHEELER
“A clear-eyed salute to the resilience of the human spirit”
“My Ántonia remains a revelation”
The Paris Review
“The knowledge of long hardship gives weight to the novel’s exquisitely realized moments of fulfilment… Cather looks with a wise, clear eye on those quiet moments”
Alexandra Harris, Harper's Bazaar