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My Antonia (Penguin Drop Caps)

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From A to Z, the Penguin Drop Caps series collects 26 unique hardcovers — featuring cover art by type superstar Jessica Hische

It all begins with a letter. Fall in love with Penguin Drop Caps, a new series of twenty-six collectible and gift-worthy hardcover editions, each with a type cover showcasing a gorgeously illustrated letter of the alphabet by superstar type designer Jessica Hische, whose work has appeared everywhere from Tiffany & Co. to Wes Anderson's film Moonrise Kingdom to Penguin's own bestsellers Committed and Rules of Civility. A collaboration between Jessica Hische and Penguin Art Director Paul Buckley, the series design encompasses foil-stamped paper-over-board cases in a rainbow-hued spectrum across all twenty-six book spines and a decorative stain on all three paper edges. Penguin Drop Caps debuts with an “A” for Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, a “B” for Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre, and a “C” for Willa Cather’s My Ántonia, and continues with more classics from Penguin.

C is for Cather. My Ántonia is considered one of the most significant American novels of the twentieth century. Set during the great migration west to settle the plains of the North American continent, the narrative follows Antonia Shimerda, a pioneer who comes to Nebraska as a child and grows with the country, inspiring a childhood friend, Jim Burden, to write her life story. The novel is important both for its literary aesthetic and as a portrayal of important aspects of American social ideals and history, particularly the centrality of migration to American culture.

About the Author

Willa Cather (1873–1947) was raised on a Nebraska ranch and became the managing editor for McClure’s Magazine. In 1922 she won the Pulitzer Prize for the novel One of Ours.

Jessica Hische is a letterer, an illustrator, a typographer, and a web designer. She currently serves on the Type Directors Club board of directors, has been named a Forbes magazine “30 under 30” in art and design. She lives in San Francisco, California, and Brooklyn, New York.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780143123156
Author:
Cather, Willa
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Artist:
Hische, Jessica
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Classics
Edition Description:
Hardback
Series:
Penguin Drop Caps
Publication Date:
20121231
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
7.8 x 5.08 x 0.48 in 0.38 lb
Age Level:
from 18

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