My Antonia

My Antonia

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By (author) Willa Cather, Narrator Patrick Lawlor

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  • Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
  • Format: CD-Audio
  • Dimensions: 163mm x 168mm x 25mm | 136g
  • Publication date: 7 July 2008
  • Publication City/Country: Old Saybrook, CT
  • ISBN 10: 1400138450
  • ISBN 13: 9781400138456
  • Edition: Unabridged
  • Edition statement: Library ed
  • Sales rank: 1,723,656

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After the death of his parents, Jim Burden is sent to live with his grandparents on the Nebraska plains. By chance, on that same train is antonia, a bright-eyed girl who will become his neighbor and lifelong friend. Her family has emigrated from Bohemia to start a new life farming but soon lose their money and must work hard just to survive. Through it all, antonia retains her natural pride and free spirit. Jim's grandparents have a large and tidy farm. They are kind to him, but conventional. Later, Jim becomes a scholar and antonia becomes a "hired girl" in town. She blossoms in the new freedom that town life offers. Jim can only taste this life vicariously through her recounting of town gossip and of the "dance tent." antonia's strong will, spirit, and honesty allow her to thrive in the midst of hardship. In "My antonia," Willa Cather paints a rich picture of life on the prairie at the beginning of the twentieth century and depicts some of the many cultures that came to compose the United States.

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One of the great American writers of the twentieth century, Willa Cather is the author of such classics as "O Pioneers!""My antonia," and the Pulitzer Prize-winning "One of Ours." An "AudioFile" Earphones Award winner and Audie Award finalist, Patrick Lawlor is also an accomplished stage actor.