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


Author: Willa Cather
Publisher: Мультимедийное издательство Стрельбицкого
ISBN: N.A
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
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My Antonia is a novel by an American writer Willa Cather. It is the final book of the "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 Antonia Shimerda, the daughter of Bohemian immigrants. They are both became pioneers and settled in Nebraska in the end of the 19th century. The first year in the very new place leaves strong impressions in both children, affecting them lifelong. The narrator and the main character of the novel My Antonia, Jim grows up in Black Hawk, Nebraska from age 10 Eventually, he becomes a successful lawyer and moves to New York City.

My Antonia


Author: Willa Sibert Cather
Publisher: Library of Alexandria
ISBN: 161310393X
Category: Fiction
Page: 416
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James Burden writes to a friend about a girl, Antonia whom he met when he was ten and she was thirteen, and the influence she had on his life.

My Antonia (EasyRead Large Bold Edition)


Author: Willa Cather
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN: 1442904372
Category: Fiction
Page: 360
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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A Student Casebook to Issues, Sources, and Historical Documents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.

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: 9780737701814
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 207
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Examines the style, structure, characters, and themes found in Cather's "My Antonia."

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

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.

The Story Behind Willa Cather's My Antonia


Author: Elizabeth Raum
Publisher: Heinemann-Raintree Library
ISBN: 9781403482112
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 56
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Provides a background for Willa Cather's famous novel by looking at relevant biographical details about her life and providing historical details that place the story in context, with a literary analysis of the novel.

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.