The Resource My Antonia

My Antonia

Label
My Antonia
Title
My Antonia
Statement of responsibility
Willa Cather ; edited by Charles Mignon with Kari Ronning ; historical essay by James Woodress ; explanatory notes by James Woodress with the assistance of Kari Ronning, Kathleen Danker & Emily Levine
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Contributor
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In this symphonically powerful novel, Willa Cather created one of the most winning heroines in American fiction, a woman whose robust high spirits and calm, undemonstrative strength are emblematic of the virtues Cather most admired in her country. Antonia Shimerda is the daughter of Bohemian immigrants struggling with the oceanic loneliness of life on the Nebraska prairie. Through the eyes of Jim Burden, her tutor and disappointed admirer, we follow Antonia from farm to town and through hardships both natural and human, surviving everything from poverty to a failed romance--and not only surviving, but triumphing. In the end, Antonia is exactly what Burden says she is: a woman who "had that something which fires the imagination, [a woman who] could stop . . . one's breath for a moment by a look or a gesture that somehow revealed the meaning in common things."
Summary
After the death of her immigrant father, Antonia works as a servant for neighbors in the farmlands of Nebraska. She leaves for an unfortunate affair with an Irish railway conductor, but returns home, eventually marries and raises a large family in true pioneer style
Theme
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
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019350
Cataloging source
DLC
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1873-1947
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Willa Cather
Dewey number
813.52
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
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Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • 1949-
  • died 1873
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  • Mignon, Charles W.
  • Ronning, Kari
  • Woodress, James Leslie
  • Benda, W. T.
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True
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Fiction / Classics
Target audience
adult
Label
My Antonia
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300003616
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781101651117
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
My Antonia
Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300003616
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781101651117
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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