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A lost lady /

by Cather, Willa [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Vintage classics: Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 1990.Edition: Vintage classics edition.Description: 150 pages ; 21 cm.ISBN: 0679728872; 9780679728870.Subject(s): Frontier and pioneer life -- Fiction | Married women -- Fiction | Nebraska -- Fiction | Nebraska | Domestic ficiton | Domestic fiction | Frontier and pioneer life Fiction | Married women Fiction | Nebraska Fiction | Psychological fiction | Psychological fiction | Domestic fiction | Domestic fiction | Fiction | Psychological fiction | Psychological fiction | Domestic fictionOnline resources: Publisher description Summary: "Written from the perspective of a male narrator, Willa Cather's classic novel is an American version of "Madame Bovary". It is a portrait of a talented woman trapped in the conventions and economic restraints of a marriage. It is the story of a woman who defies expectations, and whose personal changes coincide with the transforming American Frontier. In this work, Willa Cather expressed her profoundly modern feminist views in the life of an ordinary and gifted woman who is stifled by marriage."--Ingram.
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A Lost Lady is the portrait of a frontier woman who reflects the conventions of her age even as she defies them. To the people of Sweet Water, a fading railroad town on the Western plains, Mrs. Forrester is the resident aristocrat, at once gracious and comfortably remote. To her aging husband she is a treasure whose value increases as his powers fail. To Niel Herbert, who falls in love with her as a boy and becomes her confidant as a man, Mrs. Forrester is by turns steadfast and faithless, dazzling and pathetic: a woman whose charm is intertwined with a terrifying vulnerability.

"Written from the perspective of a male narrator, Willa Cather's classic novel is an American version of "Madame Bovary". It is a portrait of a talented woman trapped in the conventions and economic restraints of a marriage. It is the story of a woman who defies expectations, and whose personal changes coincide with the transforming American Frontier. In this work, Willa Cather expressed her profoundly modern feminist views in the life of an ordinary and gifted woman who is stifled by marriage."--Ingram.

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Published in 1923, this Cather classic depicts the encroachment of civilization that supplanted the pioneer spirit of Nebraska's frontier as seen through the eyes of protagonist Marian Forrester. This superb scholarly edition contains 21 archival photographs, a historical essay, and explanatory notes. Pricey, but it offers a lot, especially for academics. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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