My Antonia / Edition 1

My Antonia / Edition 1

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by Willa Cather, Charles Mignon, Kari A. Ronning, Charles W. Mignon, W. T. Benda
     
 

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ISBN-10: 080326433X

ISBN-13: 9780803264335

Pub. Date: 04/01/2003

Publisher: UNP - Nebraska Paperback

In this powerful and astonishing novel, Willa Cather created one of the most winning yet thoroughly convincing heroines in American fiction. Antonia Shimerda, the daughter of Bohemian immigrants, not only survives her father's suicide, poverty, and a failed romance, she triumphs with high spirits.

Overview

In this powerful and astonishing novel, Willa Cather created one of the most winning yet thoroughly convincing heroines in American fiction. Antonia Shimerda, the daughter of Bohemian immigrants, not only survives her father's suicide, poverty, and a failed romance, she triumphs with high spirits.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803264335
Publisher:
UNP - Nebraska Paperback
Publication date:
04/01/2003
Series:
Willa Cather Scholarly Edition
Edition description:
Illustrated
Pages:
544
Sales rank:
1,280,442
Product dimensions:
6.06(w) x 9.12(h) x 1.27(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Introduction
Willa Cather: A Brief Chronology
A Note on the Text

My Ántonia

Appendix A: Cather’s Revised Introduction to the 1926 Edition of My Ántonia

Appendix B: Cather’s “Mesa Verde Wonderland is Easy to Reach”

Appendix C: Cather’s “Nebraska:The End of the First Cycle”

Appendix D: Cather’s “Peter”

Appendix E: Interviews and Commentary by Cather on My Ántonia

  1. Latrobe Carroll, “Willa Sibert Cather,” Bookman, 3 May 1921
  2. “A Talk with Miss Cather,” Webster County Argus, 29 September 1921
  3. Eleanor Hinman, “Willa Cather,” Lincoln Sunday Star, 6 November 1921
  4. Rose C. Field, “Restlessness Such as Ours Does Not Make for Beauty,” New York Times Book Review, 21 December 1924

Appendix F: Contemporary Reviews of the Novel

  1. Randolph Bourne, The Dial, 14 December 1918
  2. H.W. Boynton, Bookman, December 1918
  3. C.L.H., New York Call, 13 November 1918
  4. A.L.A. Booklist, 1918
  5. Book Review Digest, 1918
  6. Independent, 25 January 1919
  7. New York Times, 6 October 1918
  8. Nation, 2 November 1918
  9. The Globe and Commercial Advertiser, 11 January 1919
  10. H.L. Mencken, The Smart Set, 17 February 1919

Appendix G: Photographs of Nebraska

  1. Primitive Dugout
  2. Sod House
  3. Threshing Scene
  4. The Pavelka Farm
  5. Anna Sadilek
  6. Blind Boone
  7. The University of Nebraska

Appendix H: Immigration to and Migration Across America

  1. Nebraska Land Company, Czech Language Immigration Poster
  2. Welcome to the Land of Freedom
  3. Emigrants Coming to the “Land of Promise”
  4. Crossing the Great American Desert in Nebraska

Appendix I: Music from My Ántonia

  1. “Oh, Promise Me”
  2. “O Bury Me Not on the Lone Prairie”

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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 More than 1 year 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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