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    My Antonia (Oxford World's Classics (Paperback)) (Paperback) By (author) Willa Cather, Edited by Janet Sharistanian

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    Description'As I looked about me I felt that the grass was the country, as the water is the sea. The red of the grass made all the great prairie the colour of wine-stains...And there was so much motion in it; the whole country seemed, somehow, to be running.' My Antonia (1918) depicts the pioneering period of European settlement on the tall-grass prairie of the American midwest, with its beautiful yet terrifying landscape, rich ethnic mix of immigrants and native-born Americans, and communities who share life's joys and sorrows. Jim Burden recounts his memories of Antonia Shimerda, whose family settle in Nebraska from Bohemia. Together they share childhoods spent in a new world. Jim leaves the prairie for college and a career in the east, while Antonia devotes herself to her large family and productive farm. Her story is that of the land itself, a moving portrait of endurance and strength. Described on publication as 'one of the best [novels] that any American has ever done', My Antonia paradoxically took Cather out of the rank of provincial novelists as the same time that it celebrated the provinces, and mythologized a period of American history that had to be lost before its value could be understood. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.


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    Title
    My Antonia
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Willa Cather, Edited by Janet Sharistanian
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 272
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 196 mm
    Thickness: 16 mm
    Weight: 240 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780199538140
    ISBN 10: 019953814X
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    B&T Book Type: FI
    LC classification: PS
    DC22: FIC
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11000
    DC22: 813.52
    BISAC V2.8: FIC004000
    Ingram Subject Code: LC
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 02
    B&T General Subject: 500
    Ingram Theme: DEMO/RURAL, CULT/PLAINS, CULT/UPMIDW
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 62
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    Ingram Theme: GEOG/NEBRAS
    B&T Approval Code: A26012000, C26101770
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC region code: 4.0.1.4.8.0.0
    Thema V1.0: FBA
    Edition statement
    Reissued.
    Publisher
    Oxford University Press
    Imprint name
    Oxford University Press
    Publication date
    01 April 2009
    Publication City/Country
    Oxford