Synopses & Reviews
100th Anniversary Edition
Miss Cather, indeed, here steps definitely into the small class of American novelists who are seriously to be reckoned with.”H. L. Mencken
To reread Cather is to rediscover an arresting chapter in the national past.”Los Angeles Times
Feisty Thea Kronborg, with her rapturous singing voice, is headed for great things. But her upbringing in a raw, provincial Colorado town has practically stifled her artistic ambitions. Only a few people in Moonstone recognize Theas world-class talent. One of them is Ray Kennedy, who, entranced by Theas voice, hopes to marry her, but is destined to unchain her. Sustained by determination and a pioneers spirit, and inspired by the Native American culture that surrounded her in youth, Thea makes her way in the world. But with loneliness as her constant companion, she comes to realize what sacrifices a true artist must make.
With an Introduction by Melissa Homestead
"To reread Cather is the rediscover an arresting chapter in the national past." --Los Angeles Times
Thea Kronberg and her singing voice are headed for great things. But her provincial Colorado town has practically stifled her. Her talent and pioneer's spirit takes Thea to New York, even Germany, but with loneliness as her only companion...
About the Author
Born in Virginia, Willa Cather
(18731948) moved with her family to Nebraska before she was ten. She graduated from the University of Nebraska in 1895, then taught high school and worked for the Pittsburgh Leader before being appointed associate editor of McClures Magazine
. Cather published her first novel, Alexanders Bridge
, in 1912. In O Pioneers!
(1913), she turned to her greatest subject, immigrant life on the Nebraska prairies, and established herself as a major American novelist. O Pioneers!
was followed by other novels, including My Ántonia
(1918), The Professors House
(1922), and Death Comes for the Archbishop
Melissa Homestead is the Susan J. Rosowski Professor of English at the University of NebraskaLincoln. She is the author of American Women Authors and Literary Property, 18221869, and with Guy Reynolds is coeditor of Willa Cather and Modern Cultures.