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Cather, Willa 1873-1947

Works: 2,170 works in 7,598 publications in 25 languages and 306,413 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  History  Psychological fiction  Historical fiction  Biography  Musical fiction  Frame stories  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Allegories 
Subject Headings: Novelists, American 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Signer, Dedicatee, Illustrator, Other, Creator, Lyricist, Compiler, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: PS3505.A87, 813.52
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My Ántonia by Willa Cather( Book )
604 editions published between 1918 and 2016 in 19 languages and held by 15,794 libraries worldwide
A New York lawyer remembers his boyhood in Nebraska and his friendship with a pioneer Bohemian girl. A novel set in Nebraska about pioneering Bohemian farmers & of the courageous heroine, Antonia. First published in 1918. In Willa Cather's own estimation, My Antonia, first published in 1918, was "the best thing I've ever done." An enduring paperback bestseller on Houghton Mifflin's literary list, this hauntingly eloquent classic now boasts a new foreword by Kathleen Norris, Cather's soulmate of the plains. Infused with a gracious passion for the land, My Antonia embraces its uncommon subject - the hardscrabble life of the pioneer woman on the prairie - with poetic certitude, rendering a deeply moving portrait of an entire community. Through Jim Burden's endearing, smitten voice, we revisit the remarkable vicissitudes of immigrant life in the Nebraska heartland with all its insistent bonds. Guiding the way are some of literature's most beguiling characters: the Russian brothers plagued by memories of a fateful sleigh ride, Antonia's desperately homesick father and self-indulgent mother, and the coy Lena Lingard. Holding the pastoral society's heart, of course, is the bewitching, free-spirited Antonia Shimerda
O pioneers! by Willa Cather( Book )
400 editions published between 1913 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 11,104 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 )
424 editions published between 1926 and 2014 in 15 languages and held by 10,680 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 )
239 editions published between 1915 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 5,679 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 )
250 editions published between 1900 and 2017 in 8 languages and held by 5,494 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 )
178 editions published between 1931 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 4,733 libraries worldwide
Frontenac must negotiate for his control of Quebec
The professor's house by Willa Cather( Book )
171 editions published between 1925 and 2015 in 10 languages and held by 4,473 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 )
178 editions published between 1922 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 4,270 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 3,756 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 )
133 editions published between 1934 and 2015 in 11 languages and held by 3,290 libraries worldwide
Fervently pursuing the life of an artist, a young music student leaves behind her small midwestern town existence and comes to know the elation and heartache of a life in the creative world
My Ántonia by Willa Cather( Sound Recording )
77 editions published between 1976 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 3,104 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 2014 in 7 languages and held by 3,039 libraries worldwide
A collection of three novellas honoring the settlers of the American plains
Early novels and stories by Willa Cather( Book )
45 editions published between 1985 and 2006 in English and held by 2,834 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 )
44 editions published between 1961 and 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,785 libraries worldwide
Over forty short stories survey the initial years of discovery and artistic development of the beloved American author
April twilights (1903); poems by Willa Cather( Book )
103 editions published between 1903 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,745 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 )
32 editions published between 1990 and 1996 in English and held by 2,699 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 )
127 editions published between 1926 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 2,654 libraries worldwide
Myra Henshawe's misadventures as her own worst enemy due to greed
Stories, poems, and other writings by Willa Cather( Book )
26 editions published between 1987 and 2007 in English and held by 2,476 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 )
142 editions published between 1910 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 2,368 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 2,097 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
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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
Kater, Willa 1873-1947
Keser, Uilla 1873-1947
Kzser, Uilla
Qater, Wîla 1873-1947
Sibert Cather, Willa 1873-1947
Villa, Katėr 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
Willa, Catherová 1873-1947
Willa, Kater 1873-1947
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
ويلا كاثر
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
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