1) My Antonia
3) O pioneers!
4) One of ours
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5) A Lost Lady
These nineteen stories resonate with all the great themes that Cather staked out like tracts of fertile land: the plight of people hungry for beauty in a country that...
Though she later climbed to literary fame on the strength of her novels set in the American frontier such as O Pioneers! and My Antonia, much of Willa Cather's early fiction was set in the upper-crust enclaves of New York and New England. This collection of short stories deftly explores the inner workings of American high society in the early twentieth century, with a few forays into the vast Western plains that served as the backdrop...
Though best known as an expert chronicler of the American West, Willa Cather's first novel is an in-depth character study of world-renowned bridge designer Bartley Alexander, whose seemingly settled life is thrown into turmoil when he takes up with a former lover during a stay in London. This thought-provoking tale is sure to be a pleasant surprise for fans of Cather's later novels.
Virginia-born writer Willa Cather burst onto the American literary scene with this riveting collection of short stories, all loosely yoked together via the theme of the arts, artists, and creativity. Fans of Cather's later work will be surprised at the sophistication of these assured, mannered early pieces, which hint strongly of her admiration for the fiction of Henry James.