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In CliffsNotes on My Antonia, you follow the story of Jim, an orphaned boy who travels to Nebraska to live with his grandparents. Upon arriving, Jim meets the uplifting, spirited daughter of a Bohemian immigrant family that plans to farm on nearby, untamed land.

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Overview

The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background.

In CliffsNotes on My Antonia, you follow the story of Jim, an orphaned boy who travels to Nebraska to live with his grandparents. Upon arriving, Jim meets the uplifting, spirited daughter of a Bohemian immigrant family that plans to farm on nearby, untamed land.

Honoring and celebrating the immigrant settlers of the American plains, Willa Cather's novel also succeeds as one of the finest romantic stories written in the United States. Other features that help you figure out this important work include

  • Life and background of the author
  • Analyses of a large cast of characters
  • A brief synopsis of the novel
  • Critical essays
  • A review section that tests your knowledge and suggests essay topics
  • A resource center that leads you to more great books and websites

Classic literature or modern-day treasure — you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780764586514
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 12/15/2000
  • Series: Cliffs Notes Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 112
  • Product dimensions: 5.29 (w) x 8.21 (h) x 0.31 (d)

Meet the Author

About the Authors Susan Van Kirk holds a B.A. from Knox College and an M.Ed. from the University of Illinois. She has taught English for 30 years in Monmouth, Illinois. David Kubicek received an M.A. in English from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln.
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Table of Contents

Life and Background of the Author.

Introduction to the Novel.

Critical Commentaries.

Introduction.

Book I: The Shimerdas: Chapters I-IV.

Book I: The Shimerdas: Chapters V-VIII.

Book I: The Shimerdas: Chapters IX-XII.

Book I: The Shimerdas: Chapter XIII.

Book I: The Shimerdas: Chapters XIV-XVI.

Book I: The Shimerdas: Chapters XVII-XVIII.

Book I: The Shimerdas: Chapter XIX.

Book II: The Hired Girls: Chapters I-IV.

Book II: The Hired Girls: Chapters V-VII.

Book II: The Hired Girls: Chapters VIII-X.

Book II: The Hired Girls: Chapters XI-XV.

Book III: Lena Lingard: Chapters I-IV.

Book IV: The Pioneer Woman's Story: Chapters I-IV.

Book V: Cuzak's Boys: Chapters I-III.

Character Analyses.

Critical Essays.

CliffsNotes Review.

Index.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 27, 2002

    The key to understanding

    If you really don't get Cather's novel, read this. DONT READ AHEAD in this book, I'm warning you; it'll make you more confused.

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