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My Antonia - Willa Cather, Gordon Tapper
My Antonia
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Format: ebook
ISBN: 9781411433885 (1411433882)
Publisher: Barnes & Noble Classics
Pages no: 292
Edition language: English
Series: Great Plains Trilogy (#3)
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Merle
Merle rated it
3.0 My Antonia by Willa Cather
This is one of those classics that didn't do much for me, unfortunately. It's the sort of book teenagers forced to read it for school must loathe, full of lengthy, vivid descriptions of the landscape and without a driving plot - rather, it describes a couple of people growing up. Certainly it is a w...
Monkeypanic
Monkeypanic rated it
3.0 "My Girl" meets "Little House on the Prairie"
This book has a lot of obvious parallels with Little House on the Prairie. My Antonia is the tale of a rural Nebraska childhood in the latter half of the 1800's. The American narrator and the titular Antonia- a Bohemian immigrant, are likable enough, but it is really action (if you can call it that)...
In Love of Books and Friendship
In Love of Books and Friendship rated it
5.0 My Antonia
A most poignant fictional story told as a memoir by Jim Burden of his childhood friend Antonia. At the turn of the century in the late 1800's, Jim is orphaned and moves from Virginia to live with his grandparents on the Nebraska prairie and a life of farming. The Burdens are a perfect example of n...
spoko
spoko rated it
Man, I love this book. I tried reading it once before, 10 or 15 years ago, and let the "frame" stand in the way. (To be fair, it's pretty lame—as most frames are.) So glad I gave it another shot, though, and got past that this time. Cather's writing here is on a par with O Pioneers!. She fleshes o...
Carolyn Cannot Live Without Books!
Carolyn Cannot Live Without Books! rated it
4.0
I was warned before I read this book that it had a very sad ending, but really I think it had the opposite. The book ends with people finding joy in whatever their circumstances. I can't believe I never got around to reading this book before!
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