My Antonia


Author: Willa Cather
Publisher: Xist Publishing
ISBN: 1681951959
Category: Fiction
Page: 177
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An Ode to a Vanished Way of Life on the Nebraska Plains “I'd have liked to have you for a sweetheart, or a wife, or my mother or my sister--anything a woman can be to a man. The idea of you is part of my mind; you influence my likes and dislikes, all my tastes, hundreds of times when I don't realize it. You really are a part of me.” ― Willa Cather, My Antonia In Willa Cather's My Antonia, thoughts of home and homesickness play a central role in this icon tale of the great plains of Nebraska. In this book, Jim Burden reflects on his childhood on the Nebraska prairie and the unforgettable girl, My Antonia. This Xist Classics edition has been professionally formatted for e-readers with a linked table of contents. This eBook also contains a bonus book club leadership guide and discussion questions. We hope you’ll share this book with your friends, neighbors and colleagues and can’t wait to hear what you have to say about it.

My Ántonia


Author: Willa Cather
Publisher: First Avenue Editions
ISBN: 1467797936
Category: Fiction
Page: 282
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When Jim Burden writes a memoir of his childhood in Black Hawk, Nebraska, his story keeps returning to Ántonia—the Bohemian immigrant girl who became his closest friend. Together, Jim and Ántonia endured heartbreaks and hardships on the Nebraska frontier, developing a deep bond that lasted across the years. Looking back, Jim tries to sort reality from nostalgia and come to terms with his feelings for Ántonia—realizing what she truly meant to him. Taken from the 1918 edition with illustrations by W. T. Benda, this is an unabridged version of American author Willa Cather's historical tale that explores the experience of growing up as a pioneer.

My Antonia - Literary Touchstone Edition


Author: Willa Cather
Publisher: Prestwick House Inc
ISBN: 9781580493444
Category: Czech Americans
Page: 242
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A New York lawyer remembers his boyhood in Nebraska and his friendship with a pioneer Bohemian girl.

My Antonia (我的安東妮亞)


Author: Willa Cather
Publisher: Hyweb Technology Co. Ltd.
ISBN: N.A
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 55
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"No romantic novel ever written in America . . . is one half so beautiful as My Antonia."-H. L. Mencken. Widely recognized as Willa Cather's greatest novel, My Antonia is a soulful and rich portrait of a pioneer woman's simple yet heroic life. The spirited daughter of Bohemian immigrants, Antonia must adapt to a hard existence on the desolate prairies of the Midwest. Enduring childhood poverty, teenage seduction, and family tragedy, she eventually becomes a wife and mother on a Nebraska farm. A fictional record of how women helped forge the communities that formed a nation, My Antonia is also a hauntingly eloquent celebration of the strength, courage, and spirit of America's early pioneers.

My Antonia (MAXNotes Literature Guides)


Author: Tim Wenzell
Publisher: Research & Education Assoc.
ISBN: 9780738672960
Category: Study Aids
Page: 105
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REA's MAXnotes for Willa Cather's My Antonia The MAXnotes features a comprehensive summary and analysis of My Antonia and a biography of Willa Cather. Places the events of the novel in historical context and discusses each section in detail. Includes study questions and answers along with topics for papers and sample outlines.

Willa Cather's My Ántonia


Author: Willa Cather,Liza McAlister Williams
Publisher: Barrons Educational Series Incorporated
ISBN: 9780812035285
Category: Study Aids
Page: 120
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A guide to reading "My Antonia" with a critical and appreciative mind encouraging analysis of plot, style, form, and structure. Also includes background on the author's life and times, sample tests, term paper suggestions, and a reading list.

Willa Cather's My Ántonia


Author: Harold Bloom
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 0791096262
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 182
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Presents a collection of critical essays on the novel that analyze its structure, characters, and themes.

Understanding O Pioneers! and My Antonia

A Student Casebook to Issues, Sources, and Historical Documents
Author: Sheryl L. Meyering
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313313905
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 223
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By situating Cather's two novels within their historical contexts, this casebook sheds light on important social issues of the time such as the decline of the family farm and the immigrant's dream of a better life in America, some of which are still relevant today.

My Antonia Thrift Study Edition


Author: Willa Cather
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486784622
Category: Fiction
Page: 256
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Includes the unabridged text of Cather's classic novel plus a complete study guide that features chapter-by-chapter summaries, explanations and discussions of the plot, question-and-answer sections, author biography, historical background, and more.

My Ántonia


Author: Willa S. Cather
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781943103041
Category: Fiction
Page: 196
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My Antonia, published in 1918, is arguably the most famous work of American novelist Willa Cather. The novel takes the form of a fictional memoir written by Jim Burden about a Czech immigrant girl named Antonia. The text of this edition follows that of the 1918 edition, with minor emendations, added footnotes and new illustrations.

New Essays on My Ántonia


Author: Sharon O'Brien,Emory Elliot
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521459051
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 140
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A collection of essays on Willa Cather's most famous novel, My Antonia.

Willa Cather My Antonia

Unabridged Text with Introduction, Biography and Analysis
Author: Willa Cather
Publisher: BoD - Books on Demand
ISBN: 2322126020
Category: Fiction
Page: 260
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Willa Cather My Ántonia : Unabridged Text with Introduction, Biography and Analysis My Ántonia is a novel published in 1918 by American writer Willa Cather, considered one of her best works. It is the final book of her "prairie trilogy" of novels, preceded by O Pioneers! and The Song of the Lark. The novel tells the stories of an orphaned boy from Virginia, Jim Burden, and the elder daughter in a family of Bohemian immigrants, Ántonia Shimerda, who are each brought as children to be pioneers in Nebraska towards the end of the 19th century. Both the pioneers who first break the prairie sod for farming, as well as of the harsh but fertile land itself, feature in this American novel. The first year in the very new place leaves strong impressions in both children, affecting them lifelong. This novel is considered Cather's first masterpiece. Cather was praised for bringing the American West to life and making it personally interesting. This edition includes the full original version of the Willa Cather's book and provides other valuable features under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, including a commented introduction, helpful bibliography, author's biography, notes, references, and much more.

Readings on My Antonia


Author: Christopher Smith
Publisher: Greenhaven Press, Incorporated
ISBN: 9780737701807
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 207
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Examines the style, structure, characters, and themes found in Cather's "My Antonia."

My Antonia: Large Print


Author: Willa Cather
Publisher: Independently Published
ISBN: 9781797662138
Category: Fiction
Page: 234
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After the death of his parents, Jim is sent to live with his grandparents on the Nebraska plains. By chance on that same train is a bright-eyed girl, Antonia, who will become his neighbor and lifelong friend. Her family has emigrated from Bohemia to start a new life farming but soon lose their money and must work hard just to survive. Through it all, Antonia retains her natural pride and free spirit. Jim's grandparents have a large and tidy farm. They are kind to him, but conventional. Later Jim becomes a scholar and Antonia becomes a 'hired girl' in town. She blossoms in the new freedom that town life offers. Jim can only taste this life vicariously through her recounting of town gossip and of the 'dance tent'. Antonia's strong will, spirit, and honesty allow her to thrive in the midst of hardship. Cather paints a rich picture of life on the prairie at the beginning of the twentieth century and depicts some of the many cultures that came to comprise the United States.

O Pioneers! and My Antonia


Author: Willa Cather
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781627301008
Category:
Page: 444
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Two volumes in one. The history of every country begins in the heart of a man or a woman, writes Willa Cather. The country is America; the woman is Alexandra Bergson, a fiercely independent young Swedish immigrant who inherits her father's Nebraska farm. With strength, courage, and determination, Alexandra transforms her father's patch of prairie into a highly profitable business. A gripping saga of love, murder, greed, failure, and triumph, O Pioneers! vividly portrays the hardships of prairie life. Above all, it champions the belief that hard work is the surest road to personal fulfillment. Described in The New York Times as "American in the best sense of the word," O Pioneers! celebrates the men and women who struggled to build a nation. My Antonia, first published in 1918, and set in Nebraska in the late 19th century, is the tale of the spirited daughter of a Bohemian immigrant family planning to farm on the untamed land. Her admirer, Jim Burden, is, at the time of their meeting, newly orphaned and arriving at his grandparents' neighboring farm on the same night her family strikes out to make good in their new country. Jim chooses the opening words of his recollections deliberately: "I first heard of Antonia on what seemed to be an interminable journey across the great midland plain of North America," and it seems almost certain that readers of Cather's masterpiece will just as easily pinpoint the first time they heard of Antonia and her world. It seems equally certain that they, too, will remember that moment as one of great light in an otherwise unremarkable trip through the world.

My Antonia

A Play for the Stage
Author: Charles Jones
Publisher: Samuel French, Inc.
ISBN: 9780573694998
Category: Drama
Page: 125
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Drama / 11m, 7f, 7 children / Unit set This faithful adaptation brings the wonderful romantic novel's profoundly human characters and its expansive view of 19th century American frontier life vibrantly to the stage. The play celebrates Antonia's story and her extraordinary delight in the happenings of daily life. It moves from the raw hardships of her immigrant family's first year as settlers on the plains through her joyful and rebellious youth to her fulfillment as a farm wife and mother. "No romantic novel ever written in America is one half so beautiful as My Antonia." -H.L. Mencken