A Lost Lady

A Lost Lady

Book - 1985
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Marian Forrester is the symbolic flower of the Old American West. She draws her strength from that solid foundation, bringing delight and beauty to her elderly husband, to the small town of Sweet Water where they live, to the prairie land itself, and to the young narrator of her story, Neil Herbert. All are bewitched by her brilliance and grace, and all are ultimately betrayed. For Marian longs for "life on any terms," and in fulfilling herself, she loses all she loved and all who loved her. This, Willa Cather's most perfect novel, is not only a portrait of a troubling beauty, but also a haunting evocation of a noble age slipping irrevocably into the past.
Publisher: Thorndike, Me. : Thorndike Press, [1985], c1923.
Edition: Large print ed.
ISBN: 9780896215924
Branch Call Number: LPLC850916212758
Characteristics: 184 p. ;,22 cm.


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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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