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Cather, Willa 1873-1947

Works: 2,079 works in 7,551 publications in 28 languages and 305,831 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  History  Biography  Psychological fiction  Musical fiction  Frame stories  Historical fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Bildungsromans 
Subject Headings: Novelists, American 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Signer, Dedicatee, Illustrator, Other, Bibliographic antecedent, Creator, Lyricist, Compiler
Classifications: PS3505.A87, 813.52
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My Ántonia by Willa Cather( Book )

601 editions published between 1918 and 2016 in 21 languages and held by 15,761 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A New York lawyer remembers his boyhood in Nebraska and his friendship with a simple Bohemian girl
O pioneers! by Willa Cather( Book )

385 editions published between 1913 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 10,715 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alexandra, daughter of a Swedish immigrant farmer in Nebraska, inherits the family farm and finds love with an old friend
Death comes for the archbishop by Willa Cather( Book )

429 editions published between 1926 and 2014 in 17 languages and held by 10,713 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a French priest who goes to New Mexico and with another priest win the Southwest for the Catholic Church. After forty years, he dies--the archbishop of Santa Fe
The song of the lark by Willa Cather( Book )

243 editions published between 1915 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 5,693 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Born into poverty in a small desert town in the American Midwest, Thea Kronborg is one of seven children. But Thea is exceptional, a fact recognized by a discerning few, including Ray Kennedy, who longs to marry her but whose fate it is to set her free. With her rugged will and pioneer spirit, Thea carves her way from Moonstone, Colorado to Chicago, from Dresden to New York, culminating in a triumphant debut at the Metropolitan Opera. Thea has become a great singer, but she also learns that as a true artist, she must make the most bitter sacrifices of all
Shadows on the rock by Willa Cather( Book )

172 editions published between 1931 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 4,732 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frontenac must negotiate for his control of Quebec
The professor's house by Willa Cather( Book )

178 editions published between 1925 and 2015 in 11 languages and held by 4,527 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A study in emotional dislocation and renewal--Professor Godfrey St. Peter, a man in his 50's has achieved what would seem to be remarkable success. When called to move to a moree comfortable home, something in him rebels
One of ours by Willa Cather( Book )

170 editions published between 1922 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 4,252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pulitzer Prize winning novel of a midwestern American's journey to the front of World War I. Claude Wheeler's fortune is ready-made for him, but he refuses to settle for a farming life in Nebraska. When America enters the First World War, Claude finds the purpose he has searched for
Sapphira and the slave girl by Willa Cather( Book )

97 editions published between 1937 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 3,775 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sapphira Colbert, a bitter but privileged white woman, begins to persecute a young slave named Nancy, whom she unjustly suspects of seducing her husband
Lucy Gayheart by Willa Cather( Book )

137 editions published between 1934 and 2015 in 11 languages and held by 3,410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fervently pursuing the life of an artist, a young music student leaves behind her small midwestern town and comes to know the elation and heartache of a life in the creative world
Obscure destinies by Willa Cather( Book )

99 editions published between 1929 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 3,210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of three novellas honoring the settlers of the American plains
My Ántonia by Willa Cather( Recording )

76 editions published between 1976 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 3,130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the late nineteenth century, Antonia, a fourteen-year-old immigrant girl from Bohemia, and Jim Burden, a ten-year-old orphan boy, arrive in Black Hawk, Nebraska, and in teaching each other form a friendship that will last a lifetime
Early novels and stories by Willa Cather( Book )

44 editions published between 1985 and 2006 in English and held by 2,840 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first of three volumes presenting the writings of Willa Cather includes her early book of stories and first four novels. The troll garden: Cather's first short story collection, originally published in 1905, depicts characters who seek the realm of beauty and imagination, but are confronted by the vulgarity and brutality of American society. O pioneers!: In Nebraska at the end of the nineteenth century, Swedish immigrant Alexandra Bergson leads her family to success, but not without personal sacrifice. The song of the lark: Follows the life of Thea Kronberg from her childhood in 19th-century Colorado to her career as a renowned opera singer. My Antonia: The reminiscences of a New York lawyer, Jim Burden, about his boyhood in Nebraska, particularly a young Bohemian girl named Antonia Shimerda, are set against the backdrop of the American assimilation of the immigrant. One of ours: The son of a prosperous Nebraska farmer yearns to leave his prairie home
April twilights (1903); poems by Willa Cather( Book )

103 editions published between 1903 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,748 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This edition reprints Willa Cather's 1903 collection of poems (called April Twilights) along with the additional poems she added in 1923 (in a collection she called April twilights and other poems). In addition it includes many uncollected and previously unpublished poems, along with a selection of Cather's letters that are relevant to her poetry from The selected letters of Willa Cather, edited by Stout and Jewell and published 2013 by Knopf
Later novels by Willa Cather( Book )

30 editions published between 1990 and 1996 in English and held by 2,703 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Here are some of the most powerful and enchanting works by this renowned Southern author, contrasting grace and old-world charm with a new generation
My mortal enemy by Willa Cather( Book )

136 editions published between 1926 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 2,702 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Myra Henshawe's misadventures as her own worst enemy due to greed
Stories, poems, and other writings by Willa Cather( Book )

25 editions published between 1987 and 2007 in English and held by 2,484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume is an anthology of short stories and poetry written by American author Willa Cather (1873-1947). She achieved recognition for her novels of frontier life on the Great Plains, in works such as O Pioneers!, My Ántonia, and The Song of the Lark. This book includes the short-story collections "Youth and the Bright Medusa," "Obscure Destinies," and "The Old Beauty and Others," the novellas "Alexander's Bridge" and "My Mortal Enemy," occasional pieces, critical essays, and Cather's only book of poetry
Alexander's bridge by Willa Cather( Book )

151 editions published between 1910 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 2,460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a successful yet impatient engineer who comes to know himself through his relations with two women: his wife, Winifred, and a young Irish actress named Hilda
Youth and the bright Medusa by Willa Cather( Book )

105 editions published between 1920 and 2015 in English and Portuguese and held by 2,116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1920 Willa Cather collected eight of the stories she had written over the past twenty years into Youth and the Bright Medusa, stories of the perilous pursuit of the bright medusa of art in a hostile, materialistic world. These include some of her best tales: "Coming, Aphrodite!" focuses on a dedicated painter and his affair with a singer in pursuit of celebrity; "Paul's Case" and "A Wagner Matinee" tell of a young man and an old woman with artistic longings crushed by their environments; "The Sculptor's Funeral" and "The Diamond Mine" show the high costs of success."--Jacket
Willa Cather by Dorothy Bendon Van Ghent( Book )

2 editions published in 1964 in Undetermined and English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Willa Cather - American Writers 36 was first published in 1964. Minnesota Archive Editions uses digital technology to make long-unavailable books once again accessible, and are published unaltered from the original University of Minnesota Press editions
The world of Willa Cather by Mildred R Bennett( Book )

5 editions published between 1961 and 1989 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes thirty pages of notes on source material. For other editions, see Author Catalog
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Death comes for the archbishop
Alternative Names
Cather, Wilella 1873-1947

Cather, Willa

Cather, Willa 1873-1947

Cather, Willa S.

Cather, Willa S. 1873-1947

Cather, Willa Sibert.

Cather Willa Sibert 1873-1947

Cather, Willa Silbert.

Cather, Willa Sobert 1873-1947

Catherová, Willa 1873-1947

Katėr, Villa

Katėr, Villa 1873-1947

Keser, Uilla 1873-1947

Kzser, Uilla

Sibert Cather, Willa 1873-1947

Willa Cather

Willa Cather Amerikaans schrijfster

Willa Cather Amerikaans schrijver

Willa Cather amerikansk poet och författare

Willa Cather amerikansk poet og skribent

Willa Cather écrivain américaine

Willa Cather scrittrice statunitense

Willa Cather US-amerikanische Schriftstellerin

Вила Катер

Вілла Катер

Катэр, Вилла 1873-1947

Катэр, Вилла Сибер 1873-1947

Кэсер, Уилла

וילה קאתר

קאתר, ווילה סיברט

קאתר, וילה 1873-1947

קתר, וילה 1873-1947

ويللا كاثر، 1873-1947

ویلا کاتر نویسنده و شاعر آمریکایی

วิลลา เคเธอร์

윌라 캐더

캐더, 윌라 1873-1947

캐더, 윌라 시버트 1873-1947

캐디, 윌러 1873-1947

캐서, 윌라 1873-1947

캐서, 윌라 시베르트 1873-1947

캐터, 윌라 시베르트 1873-1947


キャザー, ウィラ

キャザー, ウイラ


English (2,831)

German (115)

Italian (50)

Spanish (49)

French (45)

Chinese (24)

Japanese (22)

Dutch (22)

Swedish (21)

Danish (19)

Czech (13)

Portuguese (9)

Polish (8)

Finnish (8)

Russian (6)

Korean (4)

Romanian (4)

Norwegian (3)

Arabic (2)

Greek, Modern (2)

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Turkish (1)

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O pioneers!Death comes for the archbishopThe song of the larkShadows on the rockThe professor's houseOne of oursSapphira and the slave girlLucy Gayheart