Alexander's Bridge

Alexander's Bridge

by Willa Cather
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Alexander's Bridge by Willa Cather

Bartley Alexander, an engineer famous for the audacious structure of his North American bridges, is at the height of his reputation. He has a distinguished and beautiful wife and an enviable Boston home. Then, on a trip to London, he has a chance encounter with an Irish actress he once loved. When their affair re–ignites, Alexander finds himself caught in a tug of emotions — between his feelings for wife, who has supported his career with understanding and strength, and Hilda, whose impulsiveness and generosity restore to him the passion and energy of his youth. Coinciding with this personal dilemma are ominous signs of strain in his professional life. In this, her first novel, originally published in 1912, Willa Cather skillfully explores the struggle between opposing sides of the self, a facility that was to become a hallmark of her craft.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780307739667
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 12/07/2010
Series: Vintage Classics Series
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Bernice Slote, a distinguished Cather scholar, was a professor of English at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Her publications included editions of April Twilights (1903); Poems of Willa Cather (1962, 1968); The Kingdom of Art: Willa Cather's First Principles and Critical Statements, 1893-1896 (1967); and Uncle Valentine and Other Stories: Willa Cather's Uncollected Short Fiction (1973, 1986), all published by the UNP.

Date of Birth:

December 7, 1873

Date of Death:

April 27, 1947

Place of Birth:

Winchester, Virginia

Place of Death:

New York, New York

Education:

B.A., University of Nebraska, 1895

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Alexander's Bridge (Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading) 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It's great this book is available but I was truly disappointed when I found out it wasn't formatted properly and I'd have to change the font size before it would fit properly on my nook. By then, however, it was too small for me to comfortably read, so I have to give it a pass.
Lisan_48 More than 1 year ago
If you like not quite modern stories this one's for you. Starts off a little slow but builds with an unexpected twist at the end. Very good story!
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Boring
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