My Antonia (Oxford World’s Classics)

My Antonia (Oxford World’s Classics)

Willa Cather / Sep 20, 2019

My Antonia Oxford World s Classics strong As I looked about me I felt that the grass was the country as the water is the sea The red of the grass made all the great prairie the colour of wine stainsAnd there was so much motion in it t

  • Title: My Antonia (Oxford World’s Classics)
  • Author: Willa Cather
  • ISBN: 019953814X
  • Page: 353
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  • strong As I looked about me I felt that the grass was the country, as the water is the sea The red of the grass made all the great prairie the colour of wine stainsAnd there was so much motion in it the whole country seemed, somehow, to be running My Antonia 1918 depicts the pioneering period of European settlement on the tall grass prairie of the American midwest, with its beautiful yet terrifying landscape, rich ethnic mix of immigrants and native born Americans, and communities who share life s joys and sorrows Jim Burden recounts his memories of Antonia Shimerda, whose family settle in Nebraska from Bohemia Together they share childhoods spent in a new world Jim leaves the prairie for college and a career in the east, while Antonia devotes herself to her large family and productive farm Her story is that of the land itself, a moving portrait of endurance and strength Described on publication as one of the best novels that any American has ever done , My Antonia paradoxically took Cather out of the rank of provincial novelists as the same time that it celebrated the provinces, and mythologized a period of American history that had to be lost before its value could be understood ABOUT THE SERIES For over 100 years Oxford World s Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe Each affordable volume reflects Oxford s commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up to date bibliographies for further study, and much .

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    1. Great novel, and very helpfull to understand in a good way how the first white people in the central lands of USA lived


    2. "My Antonia" is a very lovely novel authored by Willa Cather. It is about farm and town life in Nebraska near the end of the Nineteenth Century. The story is told through a male narrator and Antonia is a central figure throughout. Willa Cather made me love both this title character and the novel.I have been reading Willa Cather novels in chronological order. This is the third of the so call Prairie Trilogy. I have found that these stories are not depended on each other and each can be read [...]


    3. This is not a review of the literary merits of "My Antonia". If you're here you either know the book or you know it's a classic and have decided to fill in a little reading gap by checking it out. For what it's worth, that's how I ended up here and I was delighted to finally acquaint myself with this remarkable work. This is a review regarding the readability of the free version.But to business. I found and read the Kindle freebie public domain edition of this book. It has been available here on [...]


    4. I can't think of another novel that captures the time and place as well as Cather's My Antonia. It's a wonderful story of an immigrant family settling in Nebraska, and the travails of the displacement and the introduction to the hardscrabble life of midwestern winters and poverty in the late 1800s. The writing is simple and utterly compelling -- direct but authoritative. Her ability to describe landscape is distinctive and extraordinary.


    5. This is the 2nd book of a trilogy, "O, P I neers" being the first. They have in common the detailed descriptions that let you look up the plants, see the pictures, then go back to reread the passage & picture it as a whole. They have the same variety of humans & death of emotion & experience, but this one is centered more indirectly on strong female characters, as viewed through the lens of an intelligent young boy, orphaned early & sent from the East to what we'd now call the Midwest. The rest [...]


    6. This editions contains typos--such as occasionally referring to "Tony" as he. (Other editions never make this error.) The most annoying is some quirk around contractions: hadn't appears as had n't. I don't know if this is merely an accurate transcription of something archaic that Cather did originally, but usually with classic editions, such non-standard quirks are removed unless the author was making a stylistic point. These errors and irregularities make the book look like a cheap edition prod [...]


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