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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: 176
    Width: 132 mm
    Height: 210 mm
    Thickness: 12 mm
    Weight: 153 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780486282404
    ISBN 10: 0486282406
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    DC20: 813.52
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    B&T Book Type: FI
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    Libri: B-232
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    BISAC V2.8: FIC004000
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    Ingram Subject Code: LC
    B&T General Subject: 500
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    DC22: 813/.52
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    LC classification: PS3505.A87
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    LC classification: PS3505.A87 M8 1994E
    BISAC region code: 4.0.1.4.8.0.0
    Thema V1.0: FBA
    Edition
    New edition
    Edition statement
    New edition
    Publisher
    Dover Publications Inc.
    Imprint name
    Dover Publications Inc.
    Publication date
    01 January 1995
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Pulitzer Prize-winning author Willa Cather (1873-1947) spent her formative years in Nebraska, which was at that time frontier territory. Her exposure to the region's dramatic environment and intrinsic hardships -- along with its diverse population of European-Americans, Native Americans, and immigrants -- shaped and informed much of her fiction.
    Back cover copy
    The story of Antonia Shimerda is told by on of the friends of her childhood, Jim Burden, an orphaned boy from Virginia. Though he leaves the prairie, Jim never forgets the Bohemian girl who so profoundly influenced his life. An immigrant child of immigrant parents, Antonia's girlhood is spent working to help her parents wrest a living from the untamed land. Though in later years she suffers betrayal and desertion, through all the hardships of her life she preserves a valor of spirit that no hardship can daunt or break.When Jim Burden sees her again after many years he finds her ""a rich mine of life"," a figure who has turned adversity into a particular kind of triumph in the true spirit of the pioneer.