During that burning day when we were crossing Iowa, our talk
kept returning to a central figure, a Bohemian girl whom we had
both known long ago. More than any other person we remembered, this
girl seemed to mean to us the country, the conditions, the whole
adventure of our childhood ... His mind was full of her that day.
He made me see her again, feel her presence, revived all my old
affection for her."
MY ANTONIA is the unforgettable story of an immigrant
woman's life on the Nebraska plains, seen through the eyes of her
childhood friend, Jim Burden. The beautiful, free-spirited,
wild-eyed girl captured Jim's imagination long ago and haunts him
still, embodying for him the elemental spirit of the American