One of Ours

One of Ours

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by Willa Cather
     
 

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One of Ours is a historical war novel written by Willa Cather and first published in 1922. Claude Wheeler craves excitement, far more than he can ever find as a farmer's son. He encounters more at university, where the modern world beyond farm life offers new thrills and challenges, only to lose them as the farm calls him back. World War I offers him even more, but he

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One of Ours is a historical war novel written by Willa Cather and first published in 1922. Claude Wheeler craves excitement, far more than he can ever find as a farmer's son. He encounters more at university, where the modern world beyond farm life offers new thrills and challenges, only to lose them as the farm calls him back. World War I offers him even more, but he may crave excitement more than life itself can allow. Wanting it as much as he does can't protect him from the consequences of personal bravado in an age of killing machines.

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ISBN-13:
2940013296428
Publisher:
United Holdings Group
Publication date:
10/13/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
506 KB

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One of Ours 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 31 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Willa Cather has long been one of my favorite authors, but somehow I had overlooked this book. What a shame. It is quite possibly her best novel and one of the standout works of American literature. The book presents a contast of emotions. Claude Wheeler is a man whose life lacks direction or meaning until he is called to war. The book, at first glance, is a tragedy, yet somehow everything works out for the best. You need to read it to understand. Set in Cather's native Nebraska, it offers a vivid portait of the land that is the hallmark of her work. This novel is on par with other such great American novels as To Kill a Mockingbird and East of Eden. It is a must read!
L.M._Elm More than 1 year ago
Willa Cather with her plain and simple language, weaves a beautiful story of a man who finds himself not at home among the Nebraska prairie, but in the worn torn battle fields of France. One of Ours is an enduring testament to soldiers, his comrades and the people solders leave behind.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This lesser known title is as captivating and beautifully written as her celebrated classics.
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