Lover of the Fancy

Early C20th American culture and dissent

My Antonia
Willa Cather

£10.99

Of Antonia, the passionate heroine of Willa Cather’s greatest novel, the narrator says that she left “images in the mind that did not fade – that grew stronger with time.” The same could be said of the novel itself. On one level it is a straighforward story, beautifully written, of the struggle for survival of a family of pioneers on the vast Nebraska plains. On another it encompasses history, the relationship ofhuman beings and the natural world, and the destiny of the individual – even as it lovingly and unsentimentally portrays a woman whose robust spirit and enduring warmth make her emblematic of what Cather most admired in the American people.

Hardback, 312pp
Everyman’s Library, 2006 (1918)
ISBN 9781857152289