My Antonia

My Antonia

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by Willa Cather
     
 

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My Antonia is a historical classic written by Willa Cather and first published in 1918. After the death of his parents, Jim is sent to live with his grandparents on the Nebraska plains. By chance on that same train is a bright-eyed girl, Antonia, who will become his neighbor and lifelong friend. Her family has emigrated from Bohemia to start a new life farming but…  See more details below

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My Antonia is a historical classic written by Willa Cather and first published in 1918. After the death of his parents, Jim is sent to live with his grandparents on the Nebraska plains. By chance on that same train is a bright-eyed girl, Antonia, who will become his neighbor and lifelong friend. Her family has emigrated from Bohemia to start a new life farming but soon lose their money and must work hard just to survive. Through it all, Antonia retains her natural pride and free spirit. Jim's grandparents have a large and tidy farm. They are kind to him, but conventional. Later Jim becomes a scholar and Antonia becomes a 'hired girl' in town. She blossoms in the new freedom that town life offers. Jim can only taste this life vicariously through her recounting of town gossip and of the 'dance tent'. Antonia's strong will, spirit, and honesty allow her to thrive in the midst of hardship. Cather paints a rich picture of life on the prairie at the beginning of the twentieth century and depicts some of the many cultures that came to comprise the United States.

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ISBN-13:
2940013839342
Publisher:
United Holdings Group
Publication date:
12/12/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
391 KB

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My Antonia 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 33 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You can read lots of reviews of this book. It is a beautiful novel about American life on the prairie in the late 1800's. The main characters are an American orphan boy living with his grandparents and am immigrant girl. The story follows them from aged 10 or so thru middle age. I'll make 1 comment about the 99-cent Nook book. It isn't indexed like a regular nook book, no hot-linked table-of-contents/chapters. No integrated dictionary. I didn't know that when I bought it. I would have bought it anyway. Barnes and Noble, keep the 99-cent books coming!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed this book as reading history of long ago reveals how life changes but really don't every hundred years. Love the people in this story.
Bookworm14SY More than 1 year ago
My Antonia is very exquisite for those who enjoy history, adventures, and suspense. For young aged kids for example middle schoolers through high school is recommended. You won't be disappointed in the piece of literature! :)
Anonymous 3 months ago
A classic historical look on hoew it was in the Old West. I lovee hhow it showed the women of the pioneer days.
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I vowed to read a few classics, and My Antonia crossed my path first. This book captures life for immigrant families on the prairies. The author excels in providing descriptive detail of the stunning scenery and complex true characters.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good read ... in it's simplicty it tells a great story of growing up.
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BarbaraB3922 More than 1 year ago
When Willa Cather writes about the immigrants who came to America and settled on the plains of Nebraska, the reader gains an understanding of the history, the hardships and the endurance of these courageous men and women. My Antonia is a classic that endures because of its characters, the excellent writing, and the lessons we can learn of the history of this great country. I waited decades before I picked up this book and I am sorry I waited so long!
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chillier-1_ More than 1 year ago
This was a pleasant read, nice to put yourselves in the farm life of the past in the midwest. Didn't love it, but for the price, it was worth it.
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