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Cather, Willa 1873-1947

Works: 2,155 works in 7,001 publications in 24 languages and 295,038 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  History  Psychological fiction  Musical fiction  Biography  Frame-stories  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Short stories, American  Juvenile works 
Subject Headings: Novelists, American 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Bibliographic antecedent, Signer, Dedicatee, Illustrator, Lyricist, Other, Creator
Classifications: PS3505.A87, 813.52
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Most widely held works about Willa Cather
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Most widely held works by Willa Cather
My Antonia by Willa Cather( Book )
447 editions published between 1918 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 18,840 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A New York lawyer remembers his boyhood in Nebraska and his friendship with a pioneer Bohemian girl
O pioneers! by Willa Cather( Book )
350 editions published between 1913 and 2014 in 10 languages and held by 15,071 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 )
389 editions published between 1926 and 2014 in 16 languages and held by 10,911 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of a French priest who goes to New Mexico and, with another priest, wins 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 )
219 editions published between 1915 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 8,701 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
A lost lady by Willa Cather( Book )
240 editions published between 1922 and 2014 in 11 languages and held by 5,667 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Written from the perspective of a male narrator, Willa Cather's classic novel is an American version of "Madame Bovary". It is a portrait of a talented woman trapped in the conventions and economic restraints of a marriage. It is the story of a woman who defies expectations, and whose personal changes coincide with the transforming American Frontier. In this work, Willa Cather expressed her profoundly modern feminist views in the life of an ordinary and gifted woman who is stifled by marriage."--Ingram
Shadows on the rock by Willa Cather( Book )
174 editions published between 1931 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 4,874 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Frontenac must negotiate for his control of Quebec
The professor's house by Willa Cather( Book )
161 editions published between 1925 and 2013 in 11 languages and held by 4,575 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The professor's house was published in 1925, when she was fifty-two. At the time she was an author with a worldwide reputation, having won the Pulitzer Prize in 1923 for One of ours. Reaching the top of her profession had produced a letdown, and she later wrote that around the time she won the Pulitzer she had felt that for her the world had broken in two. The situation of the professor in this novel reflects the troubled time in Cather's own life. Behind this story of Godfrey St. Peter, a man who, despite his successes, has at mid-career experienced a profound disappointment with life, is the fierce story of how he decides to continue living despite his disappointment. Sandwiched between St. Peter's stories is the thrilling tale of his one brilliant student, Tom Outland, who discovers the cliff dwellings at Mesa Verde. Profound and disturbing, The professor's house has taken its place as one of its author's most important works
One of ours by Willa Cather( Book )
156 editions published between 1922 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 4,508 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Pulitzer Prize winning novel of a midwestern American's journey to the front of World War I
Sapphira and the slave girl by Willa Cather( Book )
89 editions published between 1937 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 3,895 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A woman in nineteenth-century Virginia is driven by insane jealousy to mistreat her beautiful mulatto slave whom she suspects of having an affair with her miller husband
Alexander's bridge by Willa Cather( Book )
119 editions published between 1910 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 3,787 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 )
100 editions published between 1900 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 3,529 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
Early novels and stories by Willa Cather( Book )
43 editions published between 1985 and 2006 in English and Chinese and held by 3,286 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
My Ántonia by Willa Cather( Recording )
71 editions published between 1976 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 3,234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the late nineteenth century, Ántonia, 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
Obscure destinies by Willa Cather( Book )
84 editions published between 1929 and 2011 in 7 languages and held by 3,231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A collection of three novellas honoring the settlers of the American plains
Lucy Gayheart by Willa Cather( Book )
118 editions published between 1934 and 2015 in 10 languages and held by 3,219 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
Willa Cather's collected short fiction, 1892-1912 by Willa Cather( Book )
37 editions published between 1961 and 1972 in English and held by 2,815 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Over forty short stories survey the initial years of discovery and artistic development of the beloved American author
My mortal enemy by Willa Cather( Book )
126 editions published between 1926 and 2013 in 9 languages and held by 2,683 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Myra Henshawe's misadventures as her own worst enemy due to greed
Later novels by Willa Cather( Book )
28 editions published between 1990 and 1996 in English and held by 2,682 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. Includes A Lost Lady, The Professor's House, Death Comes for the Archbishop, Shadow on the Rock, Lucy Gayheart, and Cather's last and most personal novel, Sapphira and the Slave Girl
Stories, poems, and other writings by Willa Cather( Book )
21 editions published between 1987 and 2001 in English and held by 2,499 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
O, Pioneers by Willa Cather( Recording )
61 editions published between 1941 and 2013 in English and held by 2,042 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Cather presents the story of the Nebraska prairie. Alexandra Bergson, daughter of Swedish immigrant farmers, is devoted to the land and suffers the hardships of prairie life
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Alternative Names
Cather, Wilella 1873-1947
Cather, Willa
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
Катэр, Вилла 1873-1947
Катэр, Вилла Сибер 1873-1947
קאתר, ווילה סיברט
קאתר, וילה 1873-1947
קתר, וילה 1873-1947
ويللا كاثر، 1873-1947
キャザー, ウィラ
キャザー, ウイラ
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French (47)
Spanish (39)
Italian (31)
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Danish (12)
Czech (8)
Portuguese (7)
Greek, Modern (5)
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