The Professor's House

The Professor's House

Paperback Virago Modern Classics

By (author) Willa Cather, Introduction by A. S. Byatt

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  • Publisher: Virago Press Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 256 pages
  • Dimensions: 126mm x 198mm x 18mm | 182g
  • Publication date: 5 October 2006
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1844083764
  • ISBN 13: 9781844083763
  • Sales rank: 138,798

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On the eve of his move to a new, more desirable residence, Professor Godfrey St Peter finds himself in the shabby study of his former home. Surrounded by the comforting, familiar sights of his past, he surveys his life and the people he has loved: his wife Lillian, his daughters and, above all, Tom Outland, his most outstanding student and once, his son-in-law to be. Enigmatic and courageous - and a tragic victim of the Great War - Tom has remained a source of inspiration to the professor. But he has also left behind him a troubling legacy which has brought betrayal and fracture to the women he loves most ...

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Willa Cather (1873-1947) was born in Virginia where for generations her ancestors farmed land. She became a teacher and journalist and is one of the greatest American writers of this century.

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'She is undoubtedly one of the twentieth century's greatest American writers' OBSERVER *'Her voice, laconical and richly sensuous, sings out with a note of unequivocal love for the people she is setting down on the page' MARINA WARNER *'Cather makes a world which is burningly alive, sometimes lovely, often tragic' HELEN DUNMORE