An enduring literary masterpiece first published in 1918, this hauntingly eloquent classic is an inspiring reminder of the rich past we've inherited. Willa Cather's lustrous prose, infused with a passion for the land, summons forth the hardscrabble days of the immigrant pioneer woman on the... show more
An enduring literary masterpiece first published in 1918, this hauntingly eloquent classic is an inspiring reminder of the rich past we've inherited. Willa Cather's lustrous prose, infused with a passion for the land, summons forth the hardscrabble days of the immigrant pioneer woman on the Nebraska plains..."My Antonia".
Publish date: September 1st 1995
Publisher: Perfection Learning
Edition language: English
, Book Club
, Adult Fiction
, Historical Fiction
, Classic Literature
Series: Great Plains Trilogy (#3)
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...
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)...
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...
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...
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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