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My Antonia
My Antonia
Author: Willa Cather
At the age of ten, Cather moved with her family from Virginia to a Nebraska ranch where she grew up among the immigrants from Europe that were homesteading on the Great Plains. My Antonia is Cather's portrait of a remembered American girlhood: her hardships and difficulties as well as her search for happiness are the themes of this novel.
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ISBN-13: 9780395083567
ISBN-10: 0395083567
Publication Date: 1/1973
Pages: 238
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.

3.9 stars, based on 66 ratings
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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mom2nine avatar reviewed My Antonia on + 337 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
I teach my children at home and this is one of the required reading books. It was written soon after the time period and is considered one of the best descriptions of what the time period actually was like, not a romantic view of the good old days, inc. plenty of openings for discussion. Life was difficult and everyone did not necessarily get along with each other.
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Helpful Score: 3
My Antonia is a wonderful early 20th century novel written from a man's point of view as he comes of age in rural Kansas. Antonia is an immigrant girl four years older than the narrator, and her story threads in and out of the narrator's. IF you aren't familiar with Willa Cather's writing, this book would be an outstanding place to start.
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Helpful Score: 2
One of my all-time favorites. A true classic.
wardbunch avatar reviewed My Antonia on + 88 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
Clean, light and yet interestingly descriptive of rural US and the immigrant population.
TakingTime avatar reviewed My Antonia on + 1072 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Excellent story of early American settlers.
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