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The Professor's House - Willa Cather
The Professor's House
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On the eve of his move to a new, more desirable residence, Professor Godfrey St Peter finds himself in the shabby study of his former home. Surrounded by the comforting, familiar sights of his past, he surveys his life and the people he has loved: his wife Lillian, his daughters and, above all,... show more
On the eve of his move to a new, more desirable residence, Professor Godfrey St Peter finds himself in the shabby study of his former home. Surrounded by the comforting, familiar sights of his past, he surveys his life and the people he has loved: his wife Lillian, his daughters and, above all, Tom Outland, his most outstanding student and once, his son-in-law to be. Enigmatic and courageous - and a tragic victim of the Great War - Tom has remained a source of inspiration to the professor. But he has also left behind him a troubling legacy which has brought betrayal and fracture to the women he loves most ...
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781844083763 (1844083764)
Publisher: Virago UK
Pages no: 288
Edition language: English
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4.0 Review of The Professor's House by Willa Cather
A pleasant surprise that I really enjoyed reading this short novel. I had never read a Willa Cather novel before, but she was recommended by David McCullough so I thought I would give it a shot. I loved the writing style, and found myself quickly turning pages and thinking of the book when I had t...
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Well, this was very pleasant and all, but...have you ever heard of a bridge version of a book? Don't feel bad if you haven't; I just made it up. What it is is you know how there are abridged versions of books, where they include the important and exciting parts and chop out some of the meandering an...
Reading Slothfully
Reading Slothfully rated it
4.0 The Professor's House
Another excellent book by Cather. I don't know how I missed out on reading her when I was younger. Her stuff is calm and, perhaps introspective, but she understands people amazingly well. It seems that some of the problems in academia (superficial money grubbing and dumbing down of courses) and Wash...
meganbaxter
meganbaxter rated it
This book hovers between the three and four star mark for me. I enjoyed My Antonia much more.I enjoyed it, and, yet, at the end, when the Professor felt he'd rediscovered some lost younger self, I didn't believe it for a minute. He had changed, yes, but nothing that he was now feeling sounded like a...
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