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My Ántonia.

Willa Cather

My Ántonia.

With illus. by W.T. Benda.

by Willa Cather

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Published by Houghton Mifflin in Boston .
Written in English


The Physical Object
Pagination371 p. illus. ;
Number of Pages371
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL20360756M


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My Ántonia (Great Plains Trilogy #3), Willa Cather My Ántonia is a novel published in by American writer Willa Cather, considered one of her best works. It is the final book of her "Great Plains trilogy" of novels, preceded by O Pioneers. and The Song of the Lark/5(K). My Antonia by Willa Cather.

My Antonia () is the third book in Cather's Prairie Trilogy, which began with O Pioneers. (), and was followed by The Song of the Lark (). My Antonia tells the story of several immigrant families who move to rural Nebraska. Antonia is the eldest daughter of the Shimerdas and is a bold and carefree young woman who becomes the center of narrator Jim Burden.

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Book II, Chapters ; Book II, Chapters My Ántonia Summary. My Ántonia begins with a short fictional introduction told by a nameless narrator, who may or may not be the author herself. The narrator tells you about a friend of hers named Jim Burden, a lawyer for one of the transcontinental railroads.

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My Antonia. Jim has written a memoir about her and the narrator expresses interest in reading the manuscript. Jim delivers it to her, changing the title to My Ántonia, and thus indicating that the script will be a personal story.

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Chapter I. Summary: The story begins with the narrator Jim Burden, travelling by rail across the country to just lost both his parents in Virginia, he is travelling with a hired man Jake Marpole to live with his grandparents. Free kindle book and epub digitized and proofread by Project Gutenberg.

My Ántonia Willa Sibert CATHER ( - ) The book’s narrator, Jim Burden, arrives in the fictional town of Black Hawk, Nebraska, on the same train as the Shimerdas, as he goes to live with his grandparents after his parents have died.

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M y Ántonia is a tale of the American west: of wagon trains and immigrant farmers and a wild, flat country that runs out in all directions. "All day long, Nebraska," marvels year-old Jim Author: Xan Brooks. Although My Ántonia is elegiac in its tone--and has been used in high school curricula to convey a conservative view of the American past--it is also notable for its striking realism about gender and culture.

Not only does the novel have a female protagonist who prevails in spite of male betrayal and abuse (and two secondary female characters. Ántonia and Jim ride over to visit Pavel and Peter, two Russians whom Ántonia's father has befriended.

Pavel isn't home, but Peter is delighted to see them. He shows them around the farm, feeds them watermelon, and entertains them by playing the harmonica.

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Cather drew deeply on her childhood days in frontier Nebraska for her fourth novel, published in Ántonia Shimerda is memorable as the warm-hearted daughter of Bohemians who must adapt to a hard life on the desolate prairie/5(35). Rather than a genuine portrait of an historic region, My Ántonia is, in reality, a sentimental novel that bears little more resemblance to real-life conditions than a Nicholas Sparks love affair.

About My Antonia. Willa Cather’s My Ántonia is considered one of the most significant American novels of the twentieth century. Set during the great migration west to settle the plains of the North American continent, the narrative follows Antonia Shimerda, a pioneer who comes to Nebraska as a child and grows with the country, inspiring a childhood friend, Jim Burden, to write her life story.

In the late s, recently orphaned Jim Burden leaves his home in Virginia to live with his grandparents in rural Nebraska. On the same train is year-old Ántonia Shimerda, an immigrant from Bohemia, whose family is buying the land next to the -year-old Jim feels immediately at home on the quickly settles into his new life with Jake Marpole and Otto Fuchs, the farm.

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(varies by publisher) Summary Widely recognized as Willa Cather's greatest novel, My Antonia is a soulful and rich portrait of a pioneer woman's simple yet heroic spirited daughter of Bohemian immigrants, Antonia must adapt to a hard existence on the desolate prairies of the Midwest.

My Antonia audiobook by Willa Cather () My Ántonia tells the stories of several immigrant families who move out to rural Nebraska to start new lives in America, with a particular focus.

There are two major connections to My Ántonia in this epigraph. The first is the actual content of the line – the best days are the first to flee. My Ántonia is a romanticized look back at the past, and the transience of youth is a major theme in the novel.

Jim in particular is enamored of long-gone better days. My Ántonia tells the stories of several immigrant families who move out to rural Nebraska to start new lives in America, with a particular focus on a Bohemian family.

Book Excerpt he was a restless, headstrong girl, even then, who liked to astonish her friends/5(2). Parents need to know that My Antonia, which is often on required-reading lists, could be either a big hit or a big turn-off with their kid depending on whether something about it engages them has gorgeous writing and fabulous characters but not a fast-moving plot.

If your ancestors came from the Midwest, or if you've got recent immigrant experience to talk about, that might be a 5/5. LitCharts assigns a color and icon to each theme in My Antonia, which you can use to track the themes throughout the work.

“This is absolutely THE best teacher resource I have ever purchased. My students love how organized the handouts are and enjoy tracking the themes as a class. 3 MY ÁNTONIA Book I THE SHIMERDAS I. I first heard of Ántonia 1 on what seemed to me an interminable journey across the great midland plain of North America.

I was ten years old then; I had lost both my father and mother within a year, and my Virginia relatives were sending me out to my grandparents, who lived in Nebraska. My Ántonia (first published ) is considered the greatest novel by American writer Willa Cather.

My Ántonia -- pronounced with the accent on the first syllable of "Ántonia"--Is the final book of the "prairie trilogy" of novels by Cather, a list that also includes O Pioneers. and The Song of the Lark. My Ántonia tells the stories of several immigrant families who move out to rural 3/5(4).

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After Yulka shows him Ántonia's baby, he walks out to the fields to speak to Ántonia. They meet, clasp hands, and walk together to the site of Mr. Shimerda's grave. Jim tells her his plans for law school and of his life in the East.

Ántonia tells him of her resolution to bring her daughter up into the world. My Antonia Notes & Analysis. The free My Antonia notes include comprehensive information and analysis to help you understand the book. These free notes consist of about 68 pages (20, words) and contain the following sections: Author Information.

Perhaps the most popular of Cather's novels, My Ántonia is at once the intimate portrait of an American heroine, an elegy for a vanished frontier, and the story of an unconsummated love Burden, the narrator, meets Ántonia Shimerda as a child on the Nebraska prairie. He is an orphan and a Protestant, she the daughter of ill-adapted Bohemian immigrants; her father will kill himself.

Book I - Chapter VII M UCH AS I liked Ántonia, I hated a superior tone that she sometimes took with me.

She was four years older than I, to be sure, and had seen more of the world; but I was a boy and she was a girl, and I resented her protecting manner. From the publisher: "In this symphonically powerful novel, Willa Cather created one of the most winning heroines in American fiction, a woman whose robust high spirits and calm, undemonstrative strength are emblematic of the virtues Cather most admired in her country.

Antonia Shimerda is the daughter of Bohemian immigrants struggling with the oceanic loneliness of life on the Nebraska prairie. Untitled section. do you know of any online literary critics of this book. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk • contribs) 23 September Are you looking for a critique or analysis.

Try the SparkNotes guide to My 's quite good. But Ántonia is never broken by adversity, and her strength and love of life stays with her childhood friend Jim for years to come, even as he leaves home to study and pursue his career. Told through Jim’s eyes, My Ántonia is a rich and beautiful novel about childhood and .Ántonia took my hand.

“Sometime you will tell me all those nice things you learn at the school, won't you, Jimmy?” she asked with a sudden rush of feeling in her voice.

“My father, he went much to school. Directed by Joseph Sargent. With Jason Robards, Eva Marie Saint, Neil Patrick Harris, Jan Tríska. Life in rural Nebraska in the late s/10(9).