Lover of the Fancy

Early C20th American culture and dissent

The Song of the Lark
Willa Cather


The second novel in the Great Plains trilogy, this is a passionate portrait of the artist as a young woman. Thea Kronberg, a young girl from a small town in Colorado has a great gift – her beautiful singing voice. Her talent takes her to the great opera houses of Europe, and through ambition and hard work, she forges a life as an artist. But if she can never go home again, nor can she leave behind her past. At last, in a desert canyon in Arizona, Thea has a revelation that will allow her to attain a new state of spirituality and become a truly great artist.

Paperback, 448pp
Penguin Books, 2018 (1915)
ISBN 9780241338162