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By Willa Cather

My Ántonia, via Willa Cather, is a part of the Barnes & Noble Classics series, which bargains caliber variants at cheap costs to the scholar and the overall reader, together with new scholarship, considerate layout, and pages of conscientiously crafted extras. listed below are many of the extraordinary positive factors of Barnes & Noble Classics:
  • New introductions commissioned from present day most sensible writers and students
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  • Chronologies of latest historic, biographical, and cultural occasions
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  • Selective discussions of imitations, parodies, poems, books, performs, work, operas, statuary, and flicks encouraged via the paintings
  • Comments by way of different recognized authors
  • Study inquiries to problem the reader's viewpoints and expectancies
  • Bibliographies for additional interpreting
  • Indices & Glossaries, while appropriate

All variants are fantastically designed and are revealed to more advantageous standards; a few comprise illustrations of ancient curiosity. Barnes & Noble Classics pulls jointly a constellation of influences—biographical, historic, and literary—to enhance every one reader's figuring out of those enduring works.

 
“No romantic novel ever written in the US . . . is one part so appealing as My Ántonia.” —H. L. Mencken

Widely famous as Willa Cather’s maximum novel, My Ántonia is a soulful and wealthy portrait of a pioneer woman’s easy but heroic existence. The lively daughter of Bohemian immigrants, Ántonia needs to adapt to a troublesome life at the desolate prairies of the Midwest. Enduring formative years poverty, teenage seduction, and family members tragedy, she ultimately turns into a spouse and mom on a Nebraska farm. A fictional checklist of ways ladies helped forge the groups that shaped a state, My Ántonia is additionally a hauntingly eloquent occasion of the energy, braveness, and spirit of America’s early pioneers.

Gordon Tapper is Assistant Professor of English at DePauw college. he's the writer of The desktop That Sings: Modernism, Hart Crane, and the tradition of the Body, from Routledge.

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