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My Antonia


Of Antonia, the passionate heroine of Willa Cather's greatest novel, the narrator says that she left 'images in the mind that did not fade - that ... Show synopsis

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  • Sep 23, 2010
    by Donna T

    I enjoyed Antonia very much. It was recommend by
    David McCullough I would recommend lt to anybody.. Loved it.

  • My Antonia Apr 2, 2010
    by Bookwit

    So enjoyed this book both for its historical detail re. 19th century life in Nebraska but also for her very fluid style of writing.An excellent but quite short read.

  • All time favorite book Jul 24, 2008
    by pawkitt

    I love this book, I just can't say it enough. Willa Cahter writes with such beauty. I felt like I was there when she would describe the parries and the people that lived there. She really has a way of telling a story, you can almost smell and hear what is going on in her books.
    This is a very good look at what it was like to settle on the parries, she dosen't sugar coat how hard it was to live there. One of the familes even lives in a sod house. What I hard life that must have been.
    This is a story of a young boy and his journey into a first love. He falls for Antonia, who is from Europe and very difrent from him and the people he has grown up with. I think he is so taken with her beacuse she is so diffrent. This is really a coming of age stroy told with beautiful pros. I will never forget how she describes the sun flowers I felt like I was there.

  • my antonia Jan 17, 2008
    by Dolores

    Must have been avant-garde when it was published. An unusual perspective on telling a story.

  • Good Solid Book Jun 21, 2007
    by Johnny2read

    This is a book that really gives one the "feel" of the midwest of that specific time. The characters are well-drawn and varied, and the story line keeps the reader interested and not quite sure of what the ending will be.

    There is pain, joy, fun, and tragedy all woven into the story, which deals with life on those hard bleak plains of Nebraska many years ago, when life was simple, but hard.

    I gave it a three-star rating, because I feel it was not THE MOST exciting book I have ever read, nor did the prose "grab" me, as the prose of some authors has. It is, however, a wholesome read, and gives the reader real insight into the life and times of people who make up such a large part of the USA.

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