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My Antonia (Oxford World's Classics)

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My Antonia is a classic tale of pioneer life in the American Midwest. The novel details daily life in the newly settled plains of Nebraska through the eyes of Jim Burden, who recounts memories of a childhood shared with a girl named Antonia Shimerda, the daughter of a family who have emigrated from Bohemia. As adults, Jim leaves the prairie for college and a career in the east, while Antonia devotes herself to her large family and productive farm. When he returns Jim sees that although Antonia is careworn, she remains "a rich mine of life, like the founders of early races,". Full of stirring descriptions of the prairie's beautiful yet terrifying landscape, and the rich ethnic mix of immigrants and native-born Americans who chose to restart their lives there, My Antonia mythologized a period of American history that was lost before its value could be understood.

This new edition provides a critically up-to-date introduction and detail notes which put the events and themes of the book in full historical context. Also included are Cather's original and revised introductions to her novel.

Synopsis:

Lush descriptions of the rolling Nebraska grasslands interweave with the blossoming of a woman in the early days of the 20th century, in an epic novel that chronicles America's past. Includes a new Introduction. Reissue.

About the Author

Janet Sharistanian is Professor of English at the University of Kansas. Previous books include Cather's Song of the Lark(Oxford, 2000).

Product Details

ISBN:
9780192832009
Author:
Sharistanian, Janet
Editor:
SHARISTANIAN, JANET (PROFESSOR OF ENGLISH, UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS, USA)
Editor:
Sharistanian, Janet
Author:
null, Willa
Author:
Sharistanian, Janet
Author:
null, Janet
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Location:
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Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Farm life
Subject:
Married women
Subject:
Literature/English | American Literature | 20th C
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
OXFORD WORLD'S CLASSICS
Publication Date:
March 2006
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
190 x 120 in.

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"Synopsis" by , Lush descriptions of the rolling Nebraska grasslands interweave with the blossoming of a woman in the early days of the 20th century, in an epic novel that chronicles America's past. Includes a new Introduction. Reissue.

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