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My Ántonia evokes the Nebraska prairie life of Willa Cather's childhood, and commemorates the spirit and courage of immigrant pioneers in America. One of Cather's earliest novels, written in 1918, it is the story of Ántonia Shimerda, who arrives on the Nebraska frontier as part of a family of Bohemian emigrants. Her story is told through the eyes of Jim Burden, a neighbor who will befriend Ántonia, teach her English, and follow the remarkable story of her life.
Working in the fields of waving grass and tall corn that dot the Great Plains, Ántonia forges the durable spirit that will carry her through the challenges she faces when she moves to the city. But only when she returns to the prairie does she recover her strength and regain a sense of purpose in life. In the quiet, probing depth of Willa Cather's art, Ántonia's story becomes a mobbing elegy to those whose persistence and strength helped build the American frontier.
Pulitzer Prize-winning author Willa Cather (1873–1947) spent her formative years in Nebraska, which was at that time frontier territory. Her exposure to the region's dramatic environment and intrinsic hardships — along with its diverse population of European-Americans, Native Americans, and immigrants — shaped and informed much of her fiction.
Willa Cather is and always will be my lady. She brings Nebraska to life! She brings the life of the pioneer to the main audience. Read morePublished 9 hours ago by Daphine
Great price for a great classic. This should be required reading in schools.Published 5 days ago by Falling Star
I enjoyed reading this book I would pass it onto others to enjoy, too.Published 26 days ago by Delores L.
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Came in about 3 days! My son is reading for summer reading for high school and we needed the books quickly. That was very helpfulPublished 2 months ago by W. hall
Although there were some interesting characters I found " My Antonia " a slow moving story. I would not read any other books by this author.Published 2 months ago by Sharon W Maloney
I liked the book, the problem I had with it was there were some unecessary scenes that could of been cut out. Otherwise I liked it. I liked the characters.Published 4 months ago by Nicole Ladouceur