My Antonia - eBook
Illustrated By: W.T. Benda
My Antonia - eBook  -     By: Willa Cather
    Illustrated By: W.T. Benda
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Illustrated By: W.T. Benda
Penguin Classics / 1994 / ePub

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Format: DRM Protected ePub
Vendor: Penguin Classics
Publication Date: 1994
ISBN: 9781101651117
ISBN-13: 9781101651117

Publisher's Description

In this symphonically powerful novel, Willa Cather created one of the most winning heroines in American fiction, a woman whose robust high spirits and calm, undemonstrative strength are emblematic of the virtues Cather most admired in her country.

Antonia Shimerda is the daughter of Bohemian immigrants struggling with the oceanic loneliness of life on the Nebraska prairie. Through the eyes of Jim Burden, her tutor and disappointed admirer, we follow Antonia from farm to town and through hardships both natural and human, surviving everything from poverty to a failed romance--and not only surviving, but triumphing. In the end, Antonia is exactly what Burden says she is: a woman who "had that something which fires the imagination, [a woman who] could stop . . . one's breath for a moment by a look or a gesture that somehow revealed the meaning in common things."


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Author Bio

Willa Cather (1873–1947) was raised on a Nebraska ranch and became the managing editor for McClure’s Magazine. In 1922 she won the Pulitzer Prize for the novel One of Ours.

Jessica Hische is a letterer, an illustrator, a typographer, and a web designer. She currently serves on the Type Directors Club board of directors, has been named a Forbes magazine "30 under 30" in art and design. She lives in San Francisco, California, and Brooklyn, New York.

Editorial Reviews

“No romantic novel ever written in America, by man or woman, is one half so beautiful as My Ántonia.” –H. L. Mencken

“The time will come when Willa Cather will be ranked above Hemingway.” –Leon Edel

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