(PUBVintage)"One of the top 100 religious books of the 20th century,"---Christianity Today. A novel based on the lives of Bishop Jean Baptiste L'Amy and his vicar Joseph Machebeut, this is a story of triumph over natural adversity, corrupt Spanish priests, and indifferent Hopi and Navajo. 297 pages, softcover.
Alexandra Bergson, a young Swedish immigrant girl who inherits her father's farm and must transform it from raw prairie into a prosperous enterprise, is the first of Cather's great heroines-all of them women of strong will and an even stronger desire to overcome adversity and succeed. But the wild land itself is an equally important character in Cather's books, and her descriptions of it are so evocative, lush, and moving that they provoked writer Rebecca West to say of her: "The most sensuous of writers, Willa Cather builds her imagined world almost as solidly as our five senses build the universe around us."
Whether you're preparing for a paper, test, discussion, or simply want to get better acquainted with Willa Cather's classic My Antonia, this Dover Thrift Study Guide Edition has what you need! Including the complete and unabridged text, this book also includes an introduction, scene-by-scene summaries, explanations and discussion of plot, Q&A, a short biography of Cather, and list of characters. 242 pages, softcover.