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My Antonia

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ISBN-10: 0451466268

ISBN-13: 9780451466266

Edition: N/A

Authors: Willa Cather, Marilyn Sides, Terese Svoboda

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Emigrating from Bohemia to Black Hawk, Nebraska, with her family, Ántonia discovers no white-framed farmhouse or snug barn. Instead, the cultured Shimerda family finds itself huddled in a primitive sod house buffeted by the ceaselessly blowing winds on the Midwest prairie. For her childhood friend Jim Burden, Ántonia comes to embody the elemental spirit of this frontier. Working alongside men, she survives without compromising the rich, deep power of her nature. And Willa Cather’s lush descriptions of the rolling Nebraska grasslands interweave with the blossoming of a woman in the early days of the twentieth century in a novel that is an epic chronicle of America’s past. My Ántonia is one…    
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Book details

List price: $4.95
Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date: 3/4/2014
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 4.25" wide x 6.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.286
Language: English

Willa Siebert Cather was born in 1873 in the home of her maternal grandmother in western Virginia. Although she had been named Willela, her family always called her "Willa." Upon graduating from the University of Nebraska in 1895, Cather moved to Pittsburgh where she worked as a journalist and teacher while beginning her writing career. In 1906, Cather moved to New York to become a leading magazine editor at McClure's Magazine before turning to writing full-time. She continued her education, receiving her doctorate of letters from the University of Nebraska in 1917, and honorary degrees from the University of Michigan, the University of California, Columbia, Yale, and Princeton. Cather…    

Marilyn Sides's stories have appeared in the 1990 O. Henry Prize Stories, The Kenyon Review, and Yellow Silk. Her collection of short stories, The Island of the Mapmaker's Wife & Other Tales, was published in 1996. She teaches literature and creative writing at Wellesley College in Massachusetts.