My Antonia by Willa Cather

My Antonia

byWilla Cather

Paperback | October 21, 1994

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Splendid early novel (1918) evokes the Nebraska prairie life of the author's childhood, and touchingly commemorates the spirit and courage of the immigrant pioneers who settled the land.

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Willa Siebert Cather was born in 1873 in the home of her maternal grandmother in western Virginia. Although she had been named Willela, her family always called her "Willa." Upon graduating from the University of Nebraska in 1895, Cather moved to Pittsburgh where she worked as a journalist and teacher while beginning her writing career...
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Title:My AntoniaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:176 pages, 8.25 × 5.19 × 0.68 inPublished:October 21, 1994Publisher:Dover Publications

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0486282406

ISBN - 13:9780486282404

Appropriate for ages: 11

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The story of Antonia Shimerda is told by on of the friends of her childhood, Jim Burden, an orphaned boy from Virginia. Though he leaves the prairie, Jim never forgets the Bohemian girl who so profoundly influenced his life. An immigrant child of immigrant parents, Antonia's girlhood is spent working to help her parents wrest a living from the untamed land. Though in later years she suffers betrayal and desertion, through all the hardships of her life she preserves a valor of spirit that no hardship can daunt or break.When Jim Burden sees her again after many years he finds her ""a rich mine of life"," a figure who has turned adversity into a particular kind of triumph in the true spirit of the pioneer.