A Lost Lady

A Lost Lady

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Univ of Nebraska
First published in 1923, A Lost Lady is one of Willa Cather’s classic novels about life on the Great Plains. It harks back to Nebraska’s early history and contrasts those days with an unsentimental portrait of the materialistic world that supplanted the frontier. In her subtle portrait of Marian Forrester, whose life unfolds in the midst of this disquieting transition, Cather created one of her most memorable and finely drawn characters.
This Willa Cather Scholarly Edition of A Lost Lady is edited according to standards set by the Committee for Scholarly Editions of the Modern Language Association. The historical essay describes the origin, writing, and reception of the novel as well as motion pictures that were later based on it; and a selection of archival photographs illuminates the connection between the novel and the people and places from Cather’s formative years in Nebraska. Explanatory notes identify locations, literary references, persons, events, and specialized terminology. The textual essays describe the production and subsequent revisions of the text.

Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, c1997
ISBN: 9780803214279
Branch Call Number: FIC CAT 1997
Characteristics: xii, 371 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Rosowski, Susan J.
Ronning, Kari 1949-


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Jun 12, 2018

1923 novel by Willa Cather, who is one of the 20th century's most underrated writers. "O Pioneers!" and "My Antonia" are her twin masterpieces, but "A Lost Lady" is a poignant and subtle novel about unrequited love and small town manners and gossip. Cather won the Pulitzer in 1923

Jan 10, 2018

Willa Cather is one of my favourite authors. This title along with My Antonia are two highly recommended books.


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