A Lost Lady
Publish date: September 1st 2006
Publisher: Virago UK
Pages no: 167
Edition language: English
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, Historical Fiction
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, 20th Century
In this short novel, Willa Cather paints a disturbing portrait of a woman caught in the social grip of her times. At once a fiercely independent, charming free spirit and an obedient member of the quietly patriarchal backbone of Victorian society, Marian "Maidie" Forrester elicits both derision and ...
I was a bit surprised that this didn't have the same sense of place that some of Cather's other work has. It's lovely, though, in a melancholy way. Her writing is beautiful.
Willa Cather's work always fascinates me thanks to Mrs. Pepoy's introduction of her to my first-year college writing class through the classic O Pioneers! Both her novels and short stories are strong, but the short novel, A Lost Lady, had sat on my bookshelf too long.It is a novel which brings in th...
You know what surprised me? That I liked a novel by Willa Cather.Admittedly, I'd only read O, Pioneers before, but I really enjoyed A Lost Lady. It's similar in many ways to The Great Gatsby, if Gatsby were living in Colorado instead of West Egg. It's a slim volume, but the character of Mrs. Forrest...