Lover of the Fancy

Early C20th American culture and dissent

Death Comes for the Archbishop
Willa Cather


Two French priests have been sent to New Mexico to reawaken the faith. There, they must contend with unforgiving landscapes, danger, rebellion and loneliness. But through their many years together they are sustained by faith, friendship and the awe-inspiring majesty that surrounds them. A work of great simplicity and sublime beauty, Willa Cather’s acclaimed novel asks, what is a life well lived? Death Comes for the Archbishop is a masterpiece and the great novelist of American frontier life.

Paperback, 224pp
Penguin Books, 2018 (1927)
ISBN 9780241338261