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Ronning, Kari 1949-

Works: 13 works in 65 publications in 1 language and 2,833 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Psychological fiction  History  Historical fiction  Musical fiction  Frame stories  Allegories  Religious fiction  Bildungsromans 
Roles: Editor, Author, Commentator for written text, Contributor, Annotator
Classifications: PS3505.A87, 813.52
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Kari Ronning
A lost lady by Willa Cather( Book )

8 editions published between 1997 and 2003 in English and held by 582 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1923, A Lost Lady is one of Willa Cather's classic novels about life on the Great Plains. It harkens back to Nebraska's early history and contrasts those days with an unsentimental portrait of the materialistic world that supplanted the frontier. In her subtle portrait of Marian Forrester, whose life unfolds in the midst of this disquieting transition, Cather created one of her most memorable and finely drawn characters. The Willa Cather Scholarly Edition of A Lost Lady is edited according to standards set by the Committee for Scholarly Editions of the Modern Language Association. A wide range of biographical, historical, and textual information about the novel is presented. A selection of archival photographs illuminates the connection between the photographs illuminates the connection between the novel and the people and places from Cather's formative years in Nebraska
My Ántonia by Willa Cather( Book )

15 editions published between 1994 and 2003 in English and held by 530 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a Bohemian girl in a Nebraska town depicts life in a desolate area and the adaptation of immigrants to American life
Obscure destinies by Willa Cather( Book )

8 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of three novellas honoring the settlers of the American plains
The professor's house by Willa Cather( Book )

8 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The professor's house was published in 1925, when she was fifty-two. At the time she was an author with a worldwide reputation, having won the Pulitzer Prize in 1923 for One of ours. Reaching the top of her profession had produced a letdown, and she later wrote that around the time she won the Pulitzer she had felt that for her the world had broken in two. The situation of the professor in this novel reflects the troubled time in Cather's own life. Behind this story of Godfrey St. Peter, a man who, despite his successes, has at mid-career experienced a profound disappointment with life, is the fierce story of how he decides to continue living despite his disappointment. Sandwiched between St. Peter's stories is the thrilling tale of his one brilliant student, Tom Outland, who discovers the cliff dwellings at Mesa Verde. Profound and disturbing, The professor's house has taken its place as one of its author's most important works
The song of the lark by Willa Cather( Book )

9 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 252 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
One of ours by Willa Cather( Book )

4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Although the land on which the Nebraska farm boy Claude Wheeler lives is settled, he himself has inherited the pioneer spirit of adventure, the frontiersman's purpose, and the settler's sense of idealism. In One of Ours, Willa Cather explores the dissonance between Claude's attitudes and his physical reality and studies how this conflict affects him. Drawing on her own family's experience of the war through her cousin G.P. Cather, who fought in World War I, Cather observes how an otherwise misdirected young man could find purpose and meaning in war and how his death would affect his family's memories of him
Sapphira and the slave girl by Willa Cather( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 180 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 )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The story of the eponymous Lucy Gayheart, a spirited young girl from Haverford, Nebraska, who leaves home to pursue a career in music"--
Willa Cather's university days : the University of Nebraska, 1890-1895( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Death comes for the archbishop by Willa Cather( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a French 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
Above all a nice girl : the heroines of bestsellers 1895-1920 by Kari Ronning( )

3 editions published between 1980 and 1983 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

My ℓntonia by Willa Cather( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Willa Cather drew deeply on her childhood days in frontier Nebraska for her fourth novel, the classic MY ANTONIA, first published in 1918. Old immigrant neighbors inspired her characters, particularly the heroine Antonia
The Song of the Lark (The Willa Cather Scholarly Edition) by Willa Cather( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Ronning, Kari

Ronning, Kari 1949-

Ronning, Kari A.

Ronning Kari A. 1949-....

English (64)

My ÁntoniaObscure destiniesThe professor's houseOne of oursSapphira and the slave girlDeath comes for the archbishopMy ℓntonia