My Antonia by Willa Sibert Cather

My Antonia

byWilla Sibert Cather

Kobo ebook | November 27, 2011

about thank you for your continued support and wish to present you this new edition. LAST summer I happened to be crossing the plains of Iowa in a season of intense heat, and it was my good fortune to have for a traveling companion James Quayle Burden— Jim Burden, as we still call him in the West. He and I are old friends— we grew up together in the same Nebraska town— and we had much to say to each other. While the train flashed through never-ending miles of ripe wheat, by country towns and bright-flowered pastures and oak groves wilting in the sun, we sat in the observation car, where the woodwork was hot to the touch and red dust lay deep over everything. The dust and heat, the burning wind, reminded us of many things. We were talking about what it is like to spend one's childhood in little towns like these, buried in wheat and corn, under stimulating extremes of climate: burning summers when the world lies green and billowy beneath a brilliant sky, when one is fairly stifled in vegetation, in the color and smell of strong weeds and heavy harvests; blustery winters with little snow, when the whole country is stripped bare and gray as sheet-iron
Title:My AntoniaFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:November 27, 2011Language:English

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ISBN - 10:2819924131

ISBN - 13:9782819924135

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great History I loved this book. Willa Cather is an amazing, descriptive writer and I really felt transported in time. The book can be slow-going at times, heavy character descriptions, but beautiful feeling of time and place. I liked it a lot more than I thought I would!
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Rated 3 out of 5 by from My Antonia Very interesting story involving immigration and coming to a new land, how children will learn to adapt while adults try their best to make the transition to a new culture. And the change from childhood to adulthood. Note that the narrator is an observer but not the immigrant.
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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Lesser Known, but Great Novel by Willa Cather This book sat on my shelf for several years before I finally read it. I only wish I had sooner! If you are looking for something with a riveting plot and lots of action, this novel probably isn't for you. If, however, you enjoy getting into someone's mind and hanging out there for awhile (the narrator's), try this one out.
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Rated 3 out of 5 by from My Antonia This was just really slow going for me. #plumreview
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