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Cather, Willa 1873-1947

Works: 2,114 works in 7,120 publications in 31 languages and 295,085 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  History  Psychological fiction  Biography  Musical fiction  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, Creator, Other
Classifications: PS3505.A87, 813.52
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My Ántonia by Willa Cather( Book )

580 editions published between 1918 and 2015 in 22 languages and held by 15,791 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 )

371 editions published between 1913 and 2015 in 12 languages and held by 11,089 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 )

411 editions published between 1926 and 2014 in 24 languages and held by 10,728 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 )

213 editions published between 1915 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 5,696 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 )

257 editions published between 1900 and 2014 in 11 languages and held by 5,626 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 ordinary and gifted woman who is stifled by marriage."--Ingram
Shadows on the rock by Willa Cather( Book )

180 editions published between 1931 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 4,820 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

167 editions published between 1925 and 2012 in 12 languages and held by 4,517 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 on to move to a more comfortable home, something in him rebels
One of ours by Willa Cather( Book )

167 editions published between 1922 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 4,290 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 )

96 editions published between 1937 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 3,815 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
My Ántonia by Willa Cather( Recording )

73 editions published between 1976 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 3,180 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
Lucy Gayheart by Willa Cather( Book )

117 editions published between 1934 and 2015 in 10 languages and held by 3,158 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 )

83 editions published between 1929 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 3,098 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of three novellas honoring the settlers of the American plains
Early novels and stories by Willa Cather( Book )

44 editions published between 1985 and 2006 in English and Chinese and held by 2,818 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
Willa Cather's collected short fiction, 1892-1912 by Willa Cather( Book )

39 editions published between 1961 and 1972 in English and held by 2,795 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 )

133 editions published between 1926 and 2012 in 8 languages and held by 2,697 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Myra Henshawe's misadventures as her own worst enemy due to greed
Later novels by Willa Cather( Book )

29 editions published between 1990 and 1996 in English and held by 2,671 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 )

23 editions published between 1987 and 2001 in English and held by 2,477 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 )

130 editions published between 1910 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 2,422 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 )

103 editions published between 1900 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 2,128 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
O, Pioneers by Willa Cather( Recording )

63 editions published between 1941 and 2013 in English and held by 2,027 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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Death comes for the archbishop
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

Catherov, 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 schrijver

Willa Cather amerikansk poet och frfattare

Willa Cather amerikansk poet og skribent

Willa Cather crivain amricaine

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


キャザー, ウィラ

キャザー, ウイラ


English (2,814)

German (147)

French (74)

Italian (58)

Spanish (54)

Dutch (26)

Chinese (23)

Swedish (23)

Polish (16)

Danish (15)

Czech (13)

Russian (10)

Japanese (9)

Greek, Modern (8)

Finnish (8)

Portuguese (7)

Korean (4)

Romanian (4)

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Arabic (2)

Hungarian (2)

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Thai (2)

Persian (1)

Tamil (1)

Vietnamese (1)

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Urdu (1)

O pioneers!Death comes for the archbishopThe song of the larkA lost ladyShadows on the rockThe professor's houseOne of oursSapphira and the slave girl