A lost lady
First published in 1923, A Lost Lady is one of Willa Cather's classic novels about life on the Great Plains. It harks back to Nebraska's early history and contrasts those days with an unsentimental portrait of the materialistic world that supplanted the frontier. In her subtle portrait of Marian Forrester, whose life unfolds in the midst of this disquieting transition, Cather created one of her most memorable and finely drawn characters. This Willa Cather Scholarly Edition of A Lost Lady is edited according to standards set by the Committee for Scholarly Editions of the Modern Language Association. The historical essay describes the origin, writing, and reception of the novel as well as motion pictures that were later based on it; and a selection of archival photographs illuminates the connection between the novel and the people and places from Cather's formative years in Nebraska. Explanatory notes identify locations, literary references, persons, events, and specialized terminology. The textual essays describe the production and subsequent revisions of the text.
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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.
BONUS: The edition includes an excerpt from The Selected Letters of Willa Cather.
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|publishDate||1923, 1973, 2011|
|record_details||ils:CARL0000042742|Book|Books||English|A. A. Knopf,|1923.|173 p. ; 20 cm., ils:CARL0000043060|Book|Books|[1st centennial ed.]|English|Knopf [distributed by Random House],|1973 [c1923]|177 p. ; 22 cm., overdrive:60c756e8-71a4-45b0-a906-34694455adaa|eBook|eBook||English|Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group|2011||
|subject_facet||Women -- Fiction|
|title_display||A lost lady|
|title_full||A Lost Lady, A lost lady / Willa Cather, A lost lady / by Willa Cather|
|title_short||A lost lady|
|topic_facet||Classic Literature, Fiction, Literature, Women|