My Antonia by Willa Cather

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by Willa Cather

Historical Fiction Regionalism The Immigrant Experience The Prairie Life Friendship Memory and the Past

PAGES
236
ESTIMATED TIME
6 hours 50 minutes
PACE
Intermediate
ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED
1918
ORIGINAL LANGUAGE
English
DOWNLOADS
937

My Antonia is a historical novel written by Willa Cather in 1918. The book tells us about life in the old west and specifically in the Nebraska pioneers, focusing especially on the role of women in that life.

Jim Burden, who is orphaned as a child, moves with his grandparents to Nebraska, where he meets Antonia. Antonia, four years older than him, is the daughter of a family of immigrants looking for a better life in Nebraska. Antonia's family, despite having settled in Nebraska for several years, is unable to prosper and achieve that dream. His life is much more precarious and humble than Jim's.

However, this economic and social class difference, in addition to the prejudices and criticisms of men, will not prevent Jim and Antonia from generating a strong friendship that will not only last in childhood but will continue in adulthood.

The book was well received on its release and became a masterpiece, launching Willa Cather's career. The most accepted interpretation of the book is that it is an elegy for the families that created their new life in that place. It highlights the role of pioneer women and their rights.

This book is the third volumen in Great Plains Trilogy. The other novels in the trilogy are O Pioneers! and The Song of the Lark.

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Readers interested in American pioneer history Those exploring themes of nostalgia and the passage of time Readers who enjoy character-driven narratives

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About Willa Cather

Willa Sibert Cather was an American writer. In 1923 she was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for One of Ours, a novel set during World War I.

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That is happiness; to be dissolved into something complete and great. When it comes to one, it comes as naturally as sleep.

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It was no wonder that her sons stood tall and straight. She was a rich mine of life, like the founders of early races.

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He and Antonia believe that the "miles of copper-red grass were drenched in sunlight that was stronger and fiercer than at any other time of day", for "that hour always had the exultation of victory, of triumphant ending, like a hero's death"

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Whatever we had missed, we possessed together the precious, the incommunicable past.

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That’s Antonia’s failing, you know; if she likes people, she won’t hear anything against them.

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