Book Review My Antonia by Willa Cather⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
An American Classic, amongst Willa Cather’s many American Classics. My Antonia tells the compelling and sentimental story of immigrant life in rural Nebraska, in the untamed prairie in the 19th century.
A beautifully written story of childhood and friendship and the directions lives will take – depending on upbringing and background, gender and economics.
Told from the perspective of orphan Jim Burden, who goes west to live with his grandparents after his parents die. Jim’s friendship with the neighboring Bohemian family, and specifically the oldest daughter Antonia, forms the basis of the story that chronicles the hard immigrant life in the prairie and the often dashed hopes and dreams of the immigrants themselves.
Published in 1918 this Willa Cather masterpiece is a timeless tale, with beautiful imagery, masterful prose and a heartfelt story you will find difficult to put down.
Five Stars for My Antonia.
See last week’s review on Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine.
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