A Lost Lady
Publish date: September 1st 2006
Publisher: Virago UK
Pages no: 167
Edition language: English
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Arguably Willa Cather's best novel. This elegy to the American west is narrated by young Niel Herbert who, like most everyone else in the prairie town of Sweetwater, is bewitched by Marian Forrester, symbolic representation of the Old American West. Marian is a woman of intelligence, mystery and ch...
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...