Tells the stories of a frontier woman, a disillusioned professor, New Mexico's first bishop, early life in Quebec, an ambitious artist, and a Southern slaveowner Our orders are sent from our warehouse locally or directly from our international distributors to allow us to offer you the best possible price and delivery time. Codice inventario libreria
Riassunto: This Library of America volume collects six novels by Willa Cather, who is among the most accomplished American writers of the twentieth century. Their formal perfection and expansiveness of feeling are an expression of Cather’s dedication both to art and to the open spaces of America.
A Lost Lady (1923) exemplifies her principle of conciseness. It concerns a woman of uncommon loveliness and grace who lends an aura of sophistication to a frontier town, and explores the hidden passions and desires that confine those who idealize her. The recurrent conflict in Cather’s work between frontier culture and an encroaching commercialism is nowhere more powerfully articulated.
The Professor’s House (1925) encapsulates a story within a story. In the framing narrative, Professor St. Peter, a prizewinning historian of the early Spanish explorers, finds himself disillusioned with family, career, even the house that reflects his success. Within this story is another, of St. Peter’s friend Tom Outland, whose brief but adventurous life still shadows those he loved.
Death Comes for the Archbishop (1927) tells the story of the first bishop of New Mexico in a series of tableaux modeled on the medieval lives of the saints. Cather affectionately portrays the refined French Bishop Latour and his more earthy assistant within the harsh and beautiful landscape of the Southwest and among the Mexicans, Indians, and settlers they were sent to serve.
Shadows on the Rock (1931), though its setting and subject are unusual for Cather, expresses her fascination with the “curious endurance of a kind of culture, narrow but definite.” It is a re-creation of seventeenth-century Québec as it appears to the apothecary Auclaire and his daughter Cécile: the town’s narrow streets, the supply ships on its great river, its merchants, profligates, explorers, missionaries, and towering personalities like Frontenac and Laval, all parts of a colony struggling to survive.
Lucy Gayheart (1935) returns to the themes of Cather’s earlier writings, in a more somber key. Talented, spontaneous, and eager to explore the possibilities of life, Lucy leaves her prairie home to pursue a career in music. After a happy interval, her life takes an increasingly disastrous turn.
Sapphira and the Slave Girl (1940) marks a triumphant conclusion to Cather’s career as a novelist. Set in Virginia five years before the Civil War, the story shows the effects of slaveholding on Sapphira Colbert, a woman of spirit and common sense who is frighteningly capricious in dealing with people she “owns,” and on her husband, who hates slavery even while he conforms to the social order that permits it. When through kindness he refuses to sell a slave, Sapphira’s jealous reaction precipitates a sequence of events that registers a conflict of cultural as well as personal values.
About the Author: Born in Virginia in 1873 and raised on a Nebraska ranch, Willa Cather is known for her beautifully evocative short stories and novels about the American West. Cather became the managing editor for McClure’s Magazine in 1906 and lived for forty years in New York City with her companion Edith Lewis. In 1922 Cather won the Pulitzer Prize for One of Ours, the story of a Western boy in World War I. In 1933 she was awarded the Prix Femina Americaine “for distinguished literary accomplishments.” She died in 1947.
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Titolo: Willa Cather Later Novels
Casa editrice: Penguin Group USA
Data di pubblicazione: 1990
Condizione libro: New
Descrizione libro Library of America. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Fair. 0940450526 Book may have a moderate amount of wear to cover. May have a moderate amount of writing. Codice libro della libreria 004460
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Descrizione libro LIBRARY OF AMERICA, 1990. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Poor. Condizione sovraccoperta: Good. HARDCOVER Legendary independent bookstore online since 1994. Reliable customer service and no-hassle return policy. Ex-Library Fiction and Poetry>Literature. Book: USED, Poor. Dust Jacket: Good. Bookseller Inventory # 02978094045052313. Codice libro della libreria 02978094045052313
Descrizione libro Library of America, New York, 1990. Second printing. Hardcover. 988 pages. A collection of Cather's novels which includes "A Lost Lady," "The Professor's House," "Death Comes for the Archbishop," "Shadows on the Rock," "Lucy Gayheart," and "Sapphira and the Slave Girl." A fine copy in a very near fine slipcase. No dust jacket as issued. A tight unread copy. Codice libro della libreria 151700
Descrizione libro LIBRARY OF AMERICA, 1990. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Good. HARDCOVER Legendary independent bookstore online since 1994. Reliable customer service and no-hassle return policy. Used. Book: USED, Good. Dust Jacket: Good. Bookseller Inventory # 02978094045052305. Codice libro della libreria 02978094045052305
Descrizione libro Library of America, New York, 1990. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. 1st Edition. SPLENDID: NEW First edition hardcover (orig. 1990), 1st printing, excellent cream-white LOA slipcase w/ LOA logo gilt stamped at top center of double-gilt-bordered front panel w/ excellent edges & corners, immaculate smooth-cut text-block exterior, new sand-tan Brillianta linen-over-boards cover w/ sharp new edges & corners, handsome front & back tan-brown LOA-logo-patterned card-stock end-papers, new sewn binding w/ tight signatures & tan-white-checked cloth banding at spine-caps, pristine interior handsomely printed in 10-point Linotron Galliard on superb Ecusta Nyalite paper * 5.0" x 8.12" x 1.24", 0.63 kg, 991 pp. (in slipcase: 5.32" x 8.46" x 1.36", 0.73 kg) * CONTENTS: A Lost Lady (1), The Professor's House (99), Death Comes for the Archbishop (273), Shadows on the Rock (461), Lucy Gayheart (643), Sapphira and the Slave Girl (775); Chronology (941), Note on the Texts (961), Notes (967).* The six works in this volume ('A Lost Lady', 'The Professor's House', 'Death Comes for the Archbishop', 'Shadows on the Rock', 'Lucy Gayheart' & 'Sapphira and the Slave Girl') are at once intensely lyrical & highly controlled. Their fascination w/ the American Southwest, early Canada & Catholicism reflects the older Cather's search for alternatives to the grasping civilization she felt was increasingly replacing the spirit of the early pioneers. * Born in Virginia in 1873 & raised on a Nebraska ranch, Willa Cather is known for her beautifully evocative short stories & novels about the American West. Cather became the managing editor for McClure's Magazine in 1906 & lived for 40 years in New York City w/ her companion Edith Lewis. In 1922 Cather won the Pulitzer Prize for 'One of Ours', the story of a Western boy in World War I. In 1933 she was awarded the Prix Femina Americaine for distinguished literary accomplishments. She died in 1947. * The Library of America is an award-winning, nonprofit program dedicated to publishing America's best and most significant writing in handsome, enduring volumes, featuring authoritative texts. Hailed as "the most important book-publishing project in the nation's history" (Newsweek), this acclaimed series is restoring America's literary heritage in "the finest-looking, longest-lasting edition ever made" (New Republic). Codice libro della libreria 008038
Descrizione libro Everyman's Library (Knopf),, NY:, 1990. Hardcover. Condizione libro: As New. Condizione sovraccoperta: As New. Number 49 in the Everyman's Library series. Edited by Sharon O'Brien. A later printing. As new in like dust jacket. Sewn-in ribbon bookmark. Still in original shrinkwrap. Codice libro della libreria 80463
Descrizione libro Library of America, 1990. Condizione libro: Good. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Codice libro della libreria 0940450526-2-4
Descrizione libro Library of America, 1990. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Used: Like New. Hardcover with Slipcase. THIS IS THE LIBRARY OF AMERICA SLIPCASED VERSION. BOOK IS UNBLEMISHED AND LIKE NEW. APPEARS UNREAD. Slipcase shows very minor shelving wear. Covers brown with gilt lettering on spine. Bound-in ribbon placeholder.; 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed! Ships same or next business day!. Codice libro della libreria 51708300076