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    Description"The best thing I've done is "My Á ntonia,"" recalled Willa Cather. "I feel I've made a contribution to American letters with that book." An unconventional novel of prairie life, "My Á ntonia" tells the story of a remarkable woman whose strength and passion epitomize the pioneer spirit. ´ Antonia Shimerda returns to Black Hawk, Nebraska, to made 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 steadfastly pursues her quest for happiness -- a moving struggle that mirrors the quiet drama of the American landscape. "No romantic novel ever written in America, by man or woman, is one half so beautiful as "My Á ntonia."" --H.L. Mencken


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    Title
    My Antonia
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Willa Cather
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 320
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 16 mm
    Weight: 227 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780140187649
    ISBN 10: 0140187642
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    DC21: 813.52
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    B&T Book Type: FI
    DC22: FIC
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    Ingram Theme: APPR/CLASSA
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    BISAC V2.8: FIC004000
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    Ingram Subject Code: LC
    Libri: I-LC
    B&T General Subject: 500
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    DC22: 813/.52
    Ingram Theme: CULT/PLAINS, CULT/UPMIDW
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    Ingram Theme: GEOG/NEBRAS
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    LC classification: PS3505.A87, PS3505.A87 M8 1994
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    BISAC V2.8: FIC019000
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Publisher
    Penguin Putnam Inc
    Imprint name
    Penguin Putnam Inc
    Publication date
    25 November 1999
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Author Information
    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. Photo: AKG London A native of Ireland, Joseph Murphy (1898 -- 1981) was a prolific and widely admired New Thought minister and writer, best known for his motivational classic, "The Power of Your Subconscious Mind," an international bestseller since it first blazed onto the self-help scene. His pamphlet "How to Attract Money" first appeared in 1955, and likewise entered many editions. Murphy wrote widely on the auto-suggestive and metaphysical faculties of the human mind and is considered one of the pioneering voices of affirmative-thinking philosophy.