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My Antonia (Paperback)

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WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY A. S. BYATT

'During that burning day when we were crossing Iowa, our talk kept returning to a central figure, a Bohemian girl whom we had both known long ago. More than any other person we remembered, this girl seemed to mean to us the country, the conditions, the whole adventure of our childhood . . . His mind was full of her that day. He made me see her again, feel her presence, revived all my old affection for her.'

My Antonia is the unforgettable story of an immigrant woman's life on the Nebraska plains, seen through the eyes of her childhood friend, Jim Burden. The beautiful, free-spirited, wild-eyed girl captured Jim's imagination long ago and haunts him still, embodying for him the elemental spirit of the American frontier.

In this powerful and astonishing novel, Willa Cather created one of the most winning yet thoroughly convincing heroines in American fiction.

About the Author


Willa Cather (1873-1947) was born in Virginia where for generations her ancestors farmed land. She became a teacher and journalist and is one of the greatest American writers of the twentieth century.

Praise For…


Cather makes a world which is burningly alive, sometimes lovely, often tragic—HELEN DUNMORE

Willa Cather makes a world which is burningly alive, sometimes lovely, often tragic—Helen Dunmore

She is undoubtedly one of the twentieth century's greatest American writers—Observer

She is undoubtedly one of the twentieth century's greatest American writers—OBSERVER

Her voice, laconical and richly sensuous, sings out with a note of unequivocal love for the people she is setting down on the page—MARINA WARNER

Her voice, laconical and richly sensuous, sings out with a note of unequivocal love for the people she is setting down on the page—Marina Warner
Product Details
ISBN: 9781844083749
ISBN-10: 1844083748
Publisher: Virago
Publication Date: September 7th, 2006
Pages: 320
Language: English
Series: Virago Modern Classics