My Antonia

My Antonia


Illustrator: W. T. Benda
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Format
Paperback
Price
$11.00
 
Additional Formats
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780140187649
  • 320 Pages
  • Penguin Classics
  • Adult

Overview

Willa Cather’s My Ántonia is considered one of the most significant American novels of the twentieth century. Set during the great migration west to settle the plains of the North American continent, the narrative follows Antonia Shimerda, a pioneer who comes to Nebraska as a child and grows with the country, inspiring a childhood friend, Jim Burden, to write her life story. The novel is important both for its literary aesthetic and as a portrayal of important aspects of American social ideals and history, particularly the centrality of migration to American culture.

Praise

“No romantic novel ever written in America, by man or woman, is one half so beautiful as My Ántonia.” –H. L. Mencken

“The time will come when Willa Cather will be ranked above Hemingway.” –Leon Edel
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