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The professor's house

Author: Willa Cather
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 1990.
Series: Vintage classics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : Vintage classics edView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Psychological fiction
Frame stories
Fiction
Illustrated wrappers (book covers)
Novels
Paperbacks
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Willa Cather
ISBN: 0679731806 9780679731801
OCLC Number: 21562053
Description: 258 pages ; 21 cm.
Series Title: Vintage classics.
Responsibility: Willa Cather.
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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.

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