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Cather, Willa 1873-1947

Works: 2,936 works in 9,391 publications in 25 languages and 318,543 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Historical fiction  History  Short stories  Domestic fiction  Psychological fiction  Biographies  Biography  Novels 
Subject Headings: Novelists, American 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction, Creator, Signer, Dedicatee, Bibliographic antecedent, Illustrator, Compiler, Lyricist
Classifications: PS3505.A87, 813.52
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My Ántonia by Willa Cather( Book )

753 editions published between 1918 and 2019 in 18 languages and held by 21,387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A New York lawyer remembers his boyhood in Nebraska and his friendship with a pioneer Bohemian girl
O pioneers! by Willa Cather( Book )

483 editions published between 1913 and 2019 in 10 languages and held by 17,140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the Bergson family and their friends and neighbors. Describes the pioneers' struggle for survival in the barren, underdeveloped Nebraska tableland
The song of the lark by Willa Cather( )

271 editions published between 1915 and 2019 in 4 languages and held by 10,763 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Born into poverty in a small desert town in the American Midwest, Thea Kronborg is one of seven children. But Thea is exceptional, a fact recognized by a discerning few, including Ray Kennedy, who longs to marry her but whose fate it is to set her free. With her rugged will and pioneer spirit, Thea carves her way from Moonstone, Colorado to Chicago, from Dresden to New York, culminating in a triumphant debut at the Metropolitan Opera. Thea has become a great singer, but she also learns that as a true artist, she must make the most bitter sacrifices of all
Death comes for the archbishop by Willa Cather( Book )

409 editions published between 1926 and 2019 in 3 languages and held by 10,129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a Friench priest who goes to New Mexico and with another priest win the Southwest for the Catholic Church. After forty years, he dies--the archbishop of Santa Fe
A lost lady by Willa Cather( Book )

267 editions published between 1923 and 2019 in 8 languages and held by 5,440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Written from the perspective of a male narrator, Willa Cather's classic novel is an American version of "Madame Bovary". It is a portrait of a talented woman trapped in the conventions and economic restraints of a marriage. It is the story of a woman who defies expectations, and whose personal changes coincide with the transforming ordinary and gifted woman who is stifled by marriage."--Ingram
One of ours by Willa Cather( Book )

212 editions published between 1922 and 2019 in 6 languages and held by 4,965 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pulitzer Prize winning novel of a midwestern American's journey to the front of World War I
The professor's house by Willa Cather( Book )

167 editions published between 1925 and 2018 in 10 languages and held by 4,395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A study in emotional dislocation and renewal--Professor Godfrey St. Peter, a man in his 50's has achieved what would seem to be remarkable success. When called to move to a moree comfortable home, something in him rebels
Youth and the bright Medusa by Willa Cather( )

124 editions published between 1920 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 4,091 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1920 Willa Cather collected eight of the stories she had written over the past twenty years into Youth and the Bright Medusa, stories of the perilous pursuit of the bright medusa of art in a hostile, materialistic world. These include some of her best tales: "Coming, Aphrodite!" focuses on a dedicated painter and his affair with a singer in pursuit of celebrity; "Paul's Case" and "A Wagner Matinee" tell of a young man and an old woman with artistic longings crushed by their environments; "The Sculptor's Funeral" and "The Diamond Mine" show the high costs of success."--Jacket
Alexander's bridge by Willa Cather( )

148 editions published between 1910 and 2019 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,839 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alexander's Bridge (1912), Willa Cather's first novel, tells the story of Bartley Alexander, a successful engineer torn between duty to his career and wife, and his passion for the Irish actress Hilda Burgoyne. In spare but often searing prose, Cather's taut novella traces a mid-life crisis of self-doubt and disappointment that ends in a spectacular catastrophe. Cather's portraits of indomitable women on the Nebraska frontier in the novels O Pioneers! and My Antonia are well-known, but Alexander's Bridge shows her working in another, equally important mode, using urban settings and the figure of the bridge-builder to analyse America's emergence as an international industrial power at the turn of the twentieth century. Both anxious and celebratory, Alexander's Bridge anticipates The Great Gatsby in trying to reckon with the social and emotional costs of a new era in American life
Sapphira and the slave girl by Willa Cather( Book )

110 editions published between 1940 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 3,733 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sapphira Colbert, a bitter but privileged white woman, begins to persecute a young slave named Nancy, whom she unjustly suspects of seducing her husband
Lucy Gayheart by Willa Cather( Book )

134 editions published between 1934 and 2017 in 12 languages and held by 3,339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fervently pursuing the life of an artist, a young music student leaves behind her small midwestern town existence and comes to know the elation and heartache of a life in the creative world
Early novels and stories by Willa Cather( Book )

36 editions published between 1985 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first of three volumes presenting the writings of Willa Cather includes her early book of stories and first four novels. The troll garden: Cather's first short story collection, originally published in 1905, depicts characters who seek the realm of beauty and imagination, but are confronted by the vulgarity and brutality of American society. O pioneers!: In Nebraska at the end of the nineteenth century, Swedish immigrant Alexandra Bergson leads her family to success, but not without personal sacrifice. The song of the lark: Follows the life of Thea Kronberg from her childhood in 19th-century Colorado to her career as a renowned opera singer. My Antonia: The reminiscences of a New York lawyer, Jim Burden, about his boyhood in Nebraska, particularly a young Bohemian girl named Antonia Shimerda, are set against the backdrop of the American assimilation of the immigrant. One of ours: The son of a prosperous Nebraska farmer yearns to leave his prairie home
Obscure destinies by Willa Cather( Book )

106 editions published between 1923 and 2018 in 7 languages and held by 3,027 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of three novellas honoring the settlers of the American plains
My Ántonia by Willa Cather( Recording )

108 editions published between 1918 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 2,980 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the late nineteenth century, Antonia, a fourteen-year-old immigrant girl from Bohemia, and Jim Burden, a ten-year-old orphan boy, arrive in Black Hawk, Nebraska, and in teaching each other form a friendship that will last a lifetime
My mortal enemy by Willa Cather( Book )

142 editions published between 1926 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 2,690 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Myra Henshawe's misadventures as her own worst enemy due to greed
Later novels by Willa Cather( Book )

28 editions published between 1990 and 1996 in English and held by 2,578 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Here are some of the most powerful and enchanting works by this renowned Southern author, contrasting grace and old-world charm with a new generation
Stories, poems, and other writings by Willa Cather( Book )

28 editions published between 1987 and 2007 in English and held by 2,458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume is an anthology of short stories and poetry written by American author Willa Cather (1873-1947). She achieved recognition for her novels of frontier life on the Great Plains, in works such as O Pioneers!, My Ántonia, and The Song of the Lark. This book includes the short-story collections "Youth and the Bright Medusa," "Obscure Destinies," and "The Old Beauty and Others," the novellas "Alexander's Bridge" and "My Mortal Enemy," occasional pieces, critical essays, and Cather's only book of poetry
Shadows on the rock by Willa Cather( Book )

192 editions published between 1900 and 2018 in 9 languages and held by 2,292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1697, Quebec is an island of French civilization perched on a bare gray rock amid a wilderness of trackless forests. For many of its settlers, Quebec is a place of exile, so remote that an entire winter passes without a word from home. But to twelve-year-old Cécile Auclair, the rock is home, where even the formidable Governor Frontenac entertains children in his palace and beavers lie beside the lambs in a Christmas créche. As Cather follows this devout and resourceful child over the course of a year, she re-creates the continent as it must have appeared to its first European inhabitants. And she gives us a spellbinding work of historical fiction in which great events occur first as rumors and then as legends--and in which even the most intimate domestic scenes are suffused with a sense of wonder."--Back cover
Shadows on the rock by Willa Cather( Book )

1 edition published in 1931 in English and held by 2,086 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frontenac must negotiate for his control of Quebec
O, Pioneers by Willa Cather( Recording )

93 editions published between 1941 and 2016 in English and held by 1,985 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cather presents the story of the Nebraska prairie. Alexandra Bergson, daughter of Swedish immigrant farmers, is devoted to the land and suffers the hardships of prairie life
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Death comes for the archbishop
O pioneers!The song of the larkDeath comes for the archbishopA lost ladyOne of oursThe professor's houseYouth and the bright MedusaAlexander's bridge
Alternative Names
Cather, Wilella

Cather, Wilella 1873-1947

Cather, Wilella Sibert, 1873-1947

Cather Willa

Cather, Willa 1873-1947

Cather, Willa S.

Cather, Willa S. 1873-1947

Cather Willa Sibert

Cather Willa Sibert 1873-1947

Cather, Willa Silbert.

Cather, Willa Sobert 1873-1947

Catherová, Willa

Catherová, Willa 1873-1947

Kader Vila

Katėr, Villa

Katėr, Villa 1873-1947

Kater, Willa 1873-1947

Keser, Uilla 1873-1947

Keser Vila

Kzser, Uilla

Qater, Wîla 1873-1947

Sibert Cather, Willa 1873-1947

Villa, Katėr 1873-1947

Weila Kaise 1873-1947

Willa Cather

Willa Cather American writer and novelist

Willa Cather americká spisovatelka

Willa Cather Amerikaans schrijfster

Willa Cather Amerikaans schrijver

Willa Cather amerikansk poet och författare

Willa Cather amerikansk poet og forfattar

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Willa Cather écrivain américaine

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Willa Cather US-amerikanische Schriftstellerin

Willa, Catherová 1873-1947

Willa, Kater 1873-1947

Willa Sibert Cather 1873-1947

Вила Катер

Вілла Катер

Катэр Вилла

Катэр, Вилла 1873-1947

Катэр, Вилла Сибер 1873-1947

Кэсер, Уилла

Уилла Кэсер американская писательница

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וילה קאתר

קאתר, ווילה סיברט

קאתר, וילה 1873-1947

קתר, וילה 1873-1947

ويلا كاثر

ويللا كاثر، 1873-1947

ویلا کاتر نویسنده و شاعر آمریکایی

วิลลา เคเธอร์

윌라 캐더

윌라 캐더 1873-1947

캐더, 윌라 1873-1947

캐더, 윌라 시버트 1873-1947

캐디, 윌러 1873-1947

캐서, 윌라 1873-1947

캐서, 윌라 시베르트 1873-1947

캐터, 윌라 시베르트 1873-1947


キャザー, ウィラ

キャザー, ウイラ

威拉 凯瑟 1873-1947