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My Ántonía

Antonia works as a servant for her neighbors after her father's death, elopes, and then returns to marry a Bohemian farmer.

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  • "In the late nineteenth century, a fourteen-year-old immigrant girl from Bohemia and a ten-year-old orphan boy arrive in Black Hawk, Nebraska, and in teaching each other form a friendship that will last a lifetime."
  • "Antonia works as a servant for her neighbors after her father's death, elopes, and then returns to marry a Bohemian farmer."@en
  • ""If there was a road, I could not make it out in the faint starlight. There was nothing but land... I had never before looked up at the sky when there was not a familiar mountain ridge against it. But this ws the complete dome of heaven."."
  • "Story is told by a New York lawyer who reviews his Nebraska boyhood days and his friendship with a young bohemian girl, the strong and simple Antonia Shimerda, who is the central figure of the novel."
  • "Story is told by a New York lawyer who reviews his Nebraska boyhood days and his friendship with a young bohemian girl, the strong and simple Antonia Shimerda, who is the central figure of the novel."@en
  • "A New York lawyer remembers his boyhood in Nebraska and his friendship with a pioneer Bohemian girl."
  • "A New York lawyer remembers his boyhood in Nebraska and his friendship with a pioneer Bohemian girl."@en
  • ""A successful lawyer remembers his boyhood in Nebraska and his friendship with an immigrant Bohemian girl. Includes background information, a chronology of the author's life, explanatory notes, critical analyses, and other reference material.""@en
  • "Orphaned as a teenager, Jim Burden comes to live with his stern grandparents on their isolated farm. His pain and loneliness ease when he meets the beautiful Antonia, the high spirited daugher of neighboring immigrant farmers. Antonia's lust for life in her new country endears the young woman to Jim, but not his grandparents, who want bigger and better things for their grandson."
  • "Orphaned as a teenager, Jim Burden comes to live with his stern grandparents on their isolated farm. His pain and loneliness ease when he meets the beautiful Antonia, the high spirited daugher of neighboring immigrant farmers. Antonia's lust for life in her new country endears the young woman to Jim, but not his grandparents, who want bigger and better things for their grandson."@en
  • "The strengths and passions of America's early settlers are memorably rendered in this portrait of a pioneer woman."@en
  • "A successful lawyer remembers his boyhood in Nebraska and his friendship with an immigrant Bohemian girl."@en
  • "A successful lawyer remembers his boyhood in Nebraska and his friendship with an immigrant Bohemian girl."
  • "Orphaned as a teenager, Jim Burden comes to live with his stern grandparents on their isolated farm in Nebraska. His pain and loneliness ease when he meets the beautiful bAntonia Shimerda, the high-spirited daughter of neighboring immigrant farmers from Bohemia. bAntonia's lust for life in her new country endears the young woman to Jim, but not his grandparents, who want bigger and better things for their grandson. 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."@en
  • "In the late nineteenth century, Ántonia, 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."
  • "Literature Online includes the KnowledgeNotes student guides, a unique collection of critical introductions to major literary works. These high-quality, peer-reviewed academic resources are tailored to the needs of literature students and serve as a complement to the guidance provided by lecturers and seminar teachers."
  • "My Ántonia (first published 1918) is considered one of the greatest novels by American writer Willa Cather. My Ántonia & mdash; pronounced with the accent on the first syllable of "Ántonia" & mdash; is the final book of the "prairie trilogy" of novels by Cather, a list that also includes O Pioneers! and The Song of the Lark. My Ántonia tells the stories of several immigrant families who move out to rural Nebraska to start new lives ..."@en
  • "My Ántonia tells the stories of several immigrant families who move out to rural Nebraska to start new lives in America, with a particular focus on a Bohemian family, the Shimerdas, whose eldest daughter is named Ántonia. The book's narrator, Jim Burden, arrives in the fictional town of Black Hawk, Nebraska, on the same train as the Shimerdas, as he goes to live with his grandparents after his parents have died. Jim develops strong feelings for Ántonia, something between a crush and a filial bond, and the reader views Ántonia's life, including its attendant struggles and triu."@en
  • "Meine Antonia ist die Geschichte einer jener starken, mutigen Frauen, die das Herzland Amerikas urbar gemacht haben. Die unendlichen Weiten der Prärie - hierher zieht es in der zweiten Hälfte des 19. Jahrhunderts Millionen Menschen aus der Alten Welt. Auch die böhmische Familie Shimerda erhofft sich ein besseres Leben. Als der Nachbarjunge Jim die kleine Antonia zum ersten Mal sieht, lebt sie mit ihrer Familie noch in einem Erdloch. Doch das Mädchen lässt sich weder von harter Arbeit, vom tragischen Tod ihres Vaters noch von den viktorianischen Rollenvorstellungen daran hindern, die ungezähmte Natur zu erkunden und sich ihrem Lebenshunger hinzugeben. Antonia ist klug, zielstrebig und schön. Wild entschlossen nimmt sie ihr Schicksal in die Hand."
  • "My Antonia is a classic tale of pioneer life in the American Midwest. The novel details daily life in the newly settled plains of Nebraska through the eyes of Jim Burden, who recounts memories of a childhood shared with a girl named Antonia Shimerda, the daughter of a family who have emigrated from Bohemia. As adults, Jim leaves the prairie for college and a career in the east, while Antonia devotes herself to her large family and productive farm. When he returns Jim sees that although Antonia is careworn, she remains "a rich mine of life, like the founders of early races, ". Full of stirring descriptions of the prairie's beautiful yet terrifying landscape, and the rich ethnic mix of immigrants and native-born Americans who chose to restart their lives there, My Antonia mythologized a period of American history that was lost before its value could be understood. This new edition provides a critically up-to-date introduction and detail notes which put the events and themes of the book in full historical context. Also included are Cather's original and revised introductions to her novel. --Publishers."
  • "My Antonia, first published 1918, is one of Willa Cather's greatest works. It is the last novel in the Prairie trilogy, preceded by O Pioneers! and The Song of the Lark. My Antonia tells the stories of several immigrant families who move out to rural Nebraska to start new lives in America, with a particular focus on a Bohemian family, the Shimerdas, whose eldest daughter is named Antonia. The book's narrator, Jim Burden, arrives in the fictional town of Black Hawk, Nebraska, on the same train as the Shimerdas, as he goes to live with his grandparents after his parents have died. Jim develops strong feelings for Antonia, something between a crush and a filial bond, and the reader views Antonia's life, including its attendant struggles and triumphs, through that lens."
  • "aIn this powerful and astonishing novel, Willa Cather created one of the most winning yet thoroughly convincing heroines in American fiction. Antonia Shimerda, the daughter of Bohemian immigrants, not only survives her father's suicide, poverty, and a failed romance, she triumphs with high spirits. From the Trade Paperback edition."@en
  • "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."
  • "A New York lawyer reviews his Nebraska boyhood days & his friendship with a young Bohemian girl, the strong & simple Antonia Shimerda, the main figure. American assimilation of its immigrants is evident."@en
  • "'The best thing I've done is My Antonia,' recalled Willa Cather. 'I feel I've made a contribution to American letters with that book.' Set against the vast Nebraska prairie, Cather's elegiac novel features one of the most winning heroines in American fiction?Antonia Shimerda?a young woman whose strength and passion epitomize the triumphant vitality of this country's pioneers. 'If, as is often said, every novelist is born to write one thing, then the one thing that Willa Cather was born to write was first fully realized in My Antonia,' observed Pulitzer Prize-winning author Wallace Stegner. 'The prose is. . .flexible, evocative; the structure at once free and intricately articulated; the characters stretch into symbolic suggestiveness as naturally as trees cast shadows in the long light of a prairie evening; the theme is the fully exposed, complexly understood theme of the American orphan or exile, struggling to find a place between an Old World left behind and a New World not yet created. . . . No writer ever posed that essential aspect of the American experience more warmly, with more nostalgic lyricism, or with a surer understanding of what it means.'"@en
  • "A New York lawyer remembers his boyhood in Nebraska and his friendship with a simple Bohemian girl."@en
  • "A New York lawyer remembers his boyhood in Nebraska and his friendship with a simple Bohemian girl."
  • "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 immigrants."@en
  • "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 immigrants."
  • "The reminiscences of a New York lawyer, Jim Burden, about his boyhood in Nebraska, particularly a young Bohemian girl named Ántonia Shimerda, are set against the backdrop of the American assimilation of the immigrant."@en
  • "Recollections of a Nebraska lawyer who reviews his boyhood days and his friendship with a Bohemian girl."@en
  • "Widely recognized as Willa Cather's finest book and one of the outstanding novels of American literature, My Antonia deals with the life of Bohemian immigrant and native American settlers in the vast frontier farmlands of Nebraska. It is a work which is particularly noted for its lucid and moving depiction of the prairie and the lives of those who live close beside it."
  • "Román české ženy mezi evropskými přistěhovalci v Americe, který v smíšeném národnostním prostředí vyzdvihuje povahové rysy pro českou ženu typické, vášnivou lásku k životu, houževnatost, dobrotu, důvěřivost a citlivé srdce."
  • "Antonia Shimerda, the daughter of Bohemian immigrants, not only survives her father's suicide, poverty, and a failed romance, she triumphs with high spirits."
  • "In the late nineteenth century, a fourteen-year-old immigrant girl from Bohemia and a ten-year-old orphan boy arrive in Black Hawk, Nebraska, and in teaching each other form a frienship that will last a lifetime."
  • "A soulful and rich portrait of a pioneer woman's simple yet heroic life. Antonia must adapt to a hard existence on the desolate prairies of the Midwest. Enduring childhood poverty, teenage seduction, and family tragedy, she eventually becomes a wife and mother on a Nebraska farm."@en
  • "I first heard of Antonia on what seemed to me an interminable journey across the great midland plain of North America. I was ten years old then; I had lost both my father and mother within a year, and my Virginia relatives were sending me out to my grandparents, who lived in Nebraska. I travelled in the care of a mountain boy, Jake Marpole, one of the `hands' on my father's old farm under the Blue Ridge, who was now going West to work for my grandfather. Jake's experience of the world was not much wider than mine. He had never been in a railway train until the morning when we set out together to try our fortunes in a new world. We went all the way in day-coaches, becoming more sticky and grimy with each stage of the journey. Jake bought every-thing the newsboys offered him: candy, oranges, brass collar buttons, a watch-charm, and for me a `Life of Jesse James,' which I remember as one of the most satisfactory books I have ever read."
  • "A story of a pioneer woman in whose character the strengths and passions of America's early settlers are memorable rendered."
  • "A story of a pioneer woman in whose character the strengths and passions of America's early settlers are memorable rendered."@en
  • "From the Back Cover: When orphaned, ten-year-old Jim Burden arrives in Nebraska to live on his grandparents' farm, he doesn't know what to expect. The Great Plains are so vast that he feels overwhelmed-marooned-blotted out. And what should he make of his new neighbors, the Shimerdas? They don't speak English, and their ways are foreign to him. Yet their fourteen-year-old daughter, Antonia, is pretty, high-spirited-and eager for Jim to teach her English. Will Jim adjust to his strange new surroundings? Or will he continue to long for a home he can never regain?"@en
  • "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."@en
  • "Antonia must adapt to a hard existence on the desolate prairies of the Midwest. This is also a story of a hauntingly eloquent celebration of the strength, courage, and spirit of America's early pioneers."@en
  • "James Burden writes to a friend about a girl, Antonia whom he met when he was ten and she was thirteen, and the influence she had on his life."@en
  • "This book is a straightforward narrative, written in descriptive prose, about the struggles endured by a family of immigrant pioneers and the small community that surrounds them on the unsettled Nebraska plains."
  • "This book is a straightforward narrative, written in descriptive prose, about the struggles endured by a family of immigrant pioneers and the small community that surrounds them on the unsettled Nebraska plains."@en
  • "Willa Cather's My ?ntonia."@en
  • ""My Antonia(1918) depicts the pioneering period of European settlement on the tall-grass prairie of the American midwest, with its beautiful yet terrifying landscape, rich ethnic mix of immigrants and native-born Americans, and communities who share life's joys and sorrows". --- back cover."
  • "An orphaned teenager, who comes to live with his stern grandparents on their isolated farm, finds solace in his friendship with the high-spirited daughter of neighboring immigrants, who themselves face poverty and prejudice."
  • "Emigrating from Bohemia to Black Hawk, Nebraska, with her family, Antonia finds no white-framed farmhouse or snug barn. Instead, the cultured Shimerda family finds itself huddled into a privitive sod house buffeted by the ceaselessly, blowing winds of the Midwest prairie. For her childhood friend Jim Burden, Antonia comes to embody the elemental spirit of this frontier, despite the events that nearly destroy her family and leave her seduced and abandoned. But passionate, beautiful, and strong enouogh to work the fields alongside the men, Antonia survives without compromising the rich, deep power of her nature."@en
  • "Antonia Shimerdas moves to the harsh Nebraska heartland with her impoverished Bohemian family when she is still a girl. For young Jim Burden, who lives with his grandparents on a homestead nearby, Antonia is an embodiment of the female pioneer; self-sufficient, vigorous, and determined to withstand the daily challenges of maintaining home and family in a primitive countryside. When Jim grows up, his memories return to Antonia. In his effort to understand what she meant to him, he creates an enduring picture of the American frontier and of a woman of unusual spirit."@en
  • "New York lawyer Jim Burden reminiscences about his boyhood in Nebraska, particularly memories of a young Bohemian girl named Antonia Shimerda, and ponders the assimilation of immigrants into American life."
  • "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."@en
  • "As I looked about me I felt that the grass was the country, as the water is the sea. The red of the grass made all the great prairie the colour of wine-stains ... And there was so much motion in it; the whole country seemed, somehow, to be running.'My Antonia (1918) depicts the pioneering period of European settlement on the tall-grass prairie of the American midwest, with its beautiful yet terrifying landscape, rich ethnic mix of immigrants and native-born Americans, and communities who share life's joys and sorrows. Jim Burden recounts his memories of Antonia Shimerda, whose family settle in N."@en
  • "My ?ntonia , first published 1918, is one of Willa Cather's greatest works. It is the last novel in the Prairie trilogy, preceded by O Pioneers! and The Song of the Lark . My ?ntonia tells the stories of several immigrant families who move out to rural Nebraska to start new lives in America, with a particular focus on a Bohemian family, the Shimerdas, whose eldest daughter is named ?ntonia. The book's narrator, Jim Burden, arrives in the fictional town of Black Hawk, Nebraska, on the same train as the Shimerdas, as he goes to live with his grandparents after his parents have died. Jim develops strong feelings for ?ntonia, something between a crush and a filial bond, and the reader views ?ntonia's life, including its attendant struggles and triumphs, through that lens."@en
  • "Antonia Shimerda, the daughter of Bohemian immigrants, not only survives her father's suicide, poverty, and failed romance, she triumphs with high spirits."
  • "A New York lawyer remembers his boyhood in Nebraska and his friendship with a pioneer Bohemian girl. A novel set in Nebraska about pioneering Bohemian farmers & of the courageous heroine, Antonia. First published in 1918. In Willa Cather's own estimation, My Antonia, first published in 1918, was "the best thing I've ever done." An enduring paperback bestseller on Houghton Mifflin's literary list, this hauntingly eloquent classic now boasts a new foreword by Kathleen Norris, Cather's soulmate of the plains. Infused with a gracious passion for the land, My Antonia embraces its uncommon subject - the hardscrabble life of the pioneer woman on the prairie - with poetic certitude, rendering a deeply moving portrait of an entire community. Through Jim Burden's endearing, smitten voice, we revisit the remarkable vicissitudes of immigrant life in the Nebraska heartland with all its insistent bonds. Guiding the way are some of literature's most beguiling characters: the Russian brothers plagued by memories of a fateful sleigh ride, Antonia's desperately homesick father and self-indulgent mother, and the coy Lena Lingard. Holding the pastoral society's heart, of course, is the bewitching, free-spirited Antonia Shimerda."@en
  • "A New York lawyer remembers his boyhood in Nebraska and his friendship with a pioneer Bohemian girl. A novel set in Nebraska about pioneering Bohemian farmers & of the courageous heroine, Antonia. First published in 1918. In Willa Cather's own estimation, My Antonia, first published in 1918, was "the best thing I've ever done." An enduring paperback bestseller on Houghton Mifflin's literary list, this hauntingly eloquent classic now boasts a new foreword by Kathleen Norris, Cather's soulmate of the plains. Infused with a gracious passion for the land, My Antonia embraces its uncommon subject - the hardscrabble life of the pioneer woman on the prairie - with poetic certitude, rendering a deeply moving portrait of an entire community. Through Jim Burden's endearing, smitten voice, we revisit the remarkable vicissitudes of immigrant life in the Nebraska heartland with all its insistent bonds. Guiding the way are some of literature's most beguiling characters: the Russian brothers plagued by memories of a fateful sleigh ride, Antonia's desperately homesick father and self-indulgent mother, and the coy Lena Lingard. Holding the pastoral society's heart, of course, is the bewitching, free-spirited Antonia Shimerda."
  • "A pioneer novel that captures the adversity of the prairie and the inner hopes of a young immigrant."@en
  • ""The best thing I've done is My Antonia," recalled Willa Cather. "I feel I've made a contribution to American letters with that book." An unconventional novel of prairie life, My Antonia tells the story of a remarkable woman whose strength and passion epitomize the pioneer spirit. Antonia Shimerda returns to Black Hawk, Nebraska, to make a fresh start after eloping with a railway conductor following the tragic death of her father. Accustomed to living in a sod house and toiling alongside the men in the fields, she is unprepared for the lecherous reaction her lush sensuality provokes when she moves to the city. Despite betrayal and crushing opposition, Antonia stedfastly pursures her quest for happiness---a moving struggle that mirrors the quiet drama of the American landscape."@en
  • "With honesty and tenderness, Jim Burden recounts the life of his Intonia'the free-spirited Bohemian girl who captured his heart and his imagination from their first encounter as young children. My Intonia was critically acclaimed when it was first published in 1918, and was often hailed as a masterpiece, helping build author Willa Cather's reputation as an important American writer in the early twentieth century. The novel starkly represents the lives of those who cultivated the land and society of the American West, and was the third and final book of Cather's "prairie trilogy" which also included the novels O Pioneers! and The Song of the Lark. HarperPerennial Classics brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperPerennial Classics collection to build your digital library."@en
  • "Emigrating from Bohemia to Black Hawk, Nebraska, with her family, Antonia discovers no white-framed farmhouse or snug barn. Instead, the cultured Shimerda family finds itself huddled in a primitive sod house buffeted by the ceaselessly blowing winds on the Midwest prairie. For her childhood friend Jim Burden, Antonia comes to embody the elemental spirit of this frontier. Working alongside men, she survives without compromising the rich, deep power of her nature. And Willa Cather's lush descriptions of the rolling Nebraska grasslands interweave with the blossoming of a woman in the early days of the twentieth century in a novel that is an epic chronicle of America's past. My Antonia is one of those rare, highly prized works of great literature that not only enriches its readers but immerses them in a tale superbly told. The novel Cather herself considered her best, "My Antonia" is one of those rare, highly prized works of great literature that not only enriches its readers but immerses them in a tale superbly told. With an Introduction by Marilyn Sides and a New Afterword by Terese Svoboda."
  • "Set in Nebraska in the late nineteenth century, this book tells of the life of the spirited daughter of a Bohemian immigrant family, the life of Antonia Shimerda."
  • "The story of a Bohemian girl in a Nebraska town depicts life in a desolate area and the adaptation of immigrants to American life."
  • "A New York lawyer remembers his boyhood in Nebraska and his friendship with a pioneer Bohemian girl. 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."
  • "The spirited daughter of Bohemian immigrants, Antonia must adapt to a hard existence on the desolate prairies of the Midwest. Enduring childhood poverty, teenage seduction, and family tragedy, she eventually becomes a wife and mother on a Nebraska farm."
  • "My Ántonia, by Willa Cather, is part of the <A href=http://www.barnesandnoble.com/classics/index.asp?z=y&cds2Pid=16447&sLinkPrefix>Barnes & Noble Classics</A> series, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras. Here are some of the remarkable features of Barnes & Noble Classics:<UL type=disc><LI style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo2; tab-stops: list .5in; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto class=MsoNormal>New introductions commissioned from today's top writers and scholars <LI style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo2; tab-stops: list .5in; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto class=MsoNormal>Biographies of the authors <LI style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo2; tab-stops: list .5in; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto class=MsoNormal>Chronologies of contemporary historical, biographical, and cultural events <LI style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo2; tab-stops: list .5in; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto class=MsoNormal>Footnotes and endnotes <LI style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo2; tab-stops: list .5in; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto class=MsoNormal>Selective discussions of imitations, parodies, poems, books, plays, paintings, operas, statuary, and films inspired by the work <LI style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo2; tab-stops: list .5in; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto class=MsoNormal>Comments by other famous authors <LI style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo2; tab-stops: list .5in; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto class=MsoNormal>Study questions to challenge the reader's viewpoints and expectations <LI style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo2; tab-stops: list .5in; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto class=MsoNormal>Bibliographies for further reading <LI style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo2; tab-stops: list .5in; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto class=MsoNormal>Indices & Glossaries, when appropriateAll editions are beautifully designed and are printed to superior specifications; some include illustrations of historical interest. Barnes & Noble Classics pulls together a constellation of influences—biographical, historical, and literary—to enrich each reader's understanding of these enduring works. “No romantic novel ever written in America . . . is one half so beautiful as My Ántonia. —H. L. MenckenWidely recognized as Willa Cather's greatest novel, My Ántonia is a soulful and rich portrait of a pioneer woman's simple yet heroic life. The spirited daughter of Bohemian immigrants, Ántonia must adapt to a hard existence on the desolate prairies of the Midwest. Enduring childhood poverty, teenage seduction, and family tragedy, she eventually becomes a wife and mother on a Nebraska farm. A fictional record of how women helped forge the communities that formed a nation, My Ántonia is also a hauntingly eloquent celebration of the strength, courage, and spirit of America's early pioneers.Gordon Tapper is Assistant Professor of English at DePauw University. He is the author of The Machine That Sings: Modernism, Hart Crane, and the Culture of the Body, from Routledge."
  • "A successful lawyer remembers his boyhood in Nebraska and his friendship with an immigrant Bohemian girl named Antonia."
  • "My Antonia (first published 1918) is considered the greatest novel by American writer Willa Cather. My Antonia -- pronounced with the accent on the first syllable of "Antonia"--Is the final book of the "prairie trilogy" of novels by Cather, a list that also includes O Pioneers! and The Song of the Lark.-- Excerpted from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia."@en
  • "My Antonia tells the stories of several immigrant families who move out to rural Nebraska to start new lives in America, with a particular focus on a Bohemian family, the Shimerdas, whose eldest daughter is named Antonia. The book's narrator, Jim Burden, arrives in the fictional town of Black Hawk, Nebraska, on the same train as the Shimerdas, as he goes to live with his grandparents after his parents have died. Jim develops strong feelings for Antonia, something between a crush and a filial bond, and the reader views Antonia's life, including its attendant struggles and triumphs, through that lens."

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  • "Mijn Ántonia"
  • "我的安東尼亞"
  • "Moja Antonija : roman"
  • "Meine Antonia; Roman. [Aus dem Amerikanischen von Walter Schumann]"
  • "Wo de Andongniya"
  • "Moja Antonia"
  • "Moja Antonia"@pl
  • "My Ántonía"@en
  • "My Ántonía"
  • "Na ŭi Ant'onia"
  • "Mi Ántonia"
  • "Mi Ántonia"@es
  • "My Aþntonia"@en
  • "Moje Antonie"
  • "Mi Antonia"
  • "Mi Antonia"@en
  • "Mi Antonia"@es
  • "My Ántonia"
  • "My Ántonia"@en
  • "My Antonia : notes"@en
  • "My aAntonia"@en
  • "My aAntonia"
  • "我的安东妮亚"
  • "Undervejs"
  • "Undervejs"@da
  • "MY ANTONIA"@en
  • "My Ántonia [a Gab bag for book discussion groups]"@en
  • "My Antonia = lla Cather"
  • "Wo di An-dong-ni-ya"
  • "My Antonia An Introduction"
  • "Antōnia moy"
  • "Wo de an dong ni ya"
  • "My Antonia, novel"
  • "Моя Антония роман"
  • "Mon Ántonia"
  • "My Antonia"@en
  • "My Antonia"
  • "My Antonia"@es
  • "Moâ Antoniâ"
  • "My antonia"
  • "My Antonia (Illustrated)"@en
  • "My entonia"@en
  • "My bAntonia"@en
  • "나의안토니아"
  • "Hún Antónía mín"
  • "<&gt"@ru
  • "Meine Antonia"
  • "My ℓntonia"@en
  • "My ℓntonia"
  • "Min Antonia"
  • "Min Antonia"@sv
  • "Mon Antonia"
  • "Meine Antonia Roman"
  • "Mānasī"
  • "Моя Антония : роман"
  • "Naŭi ant'onia = My Ántonia"
  • "Ē Antōnia mou"
  • "Meine Antonia, Roman"
  • "我的安東妮亞"
  • "My 'Antonia"
  • "My 'Antonia"@en
  • "나의 안토니아 = My Ántonia"
  • "Moja Antonija"
  • "My Àntonia"@en
  • "Meine Antonia : Roman"
  • "Mon Antonia. Traduit de l'anglais, par Victor Llona"

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