A Lost Lady - Virago Modern Classics (Paperback)Willa Cather (author)
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Marian Forrester brings delight to her husband, an elderly railroad pioneer; to the small town of Sweet Water where they live; and to Niel Herbert, the young narrator of her story, who falls in love with her as a boy and later becomes her confidant. He witnesses this vibrant woman in all her contradictory facets: by turns faithless and steadfast, dazzling and pathetic, invincibly charming yet dangerously vulnerable to the men she charms. All are bewitched by her charisma and grace - and all are ultimately betrayed.
'This classic has the striking economy of Hemingway, and is as poignant an elegy for the pioneer West as I have read. The vivacious Marian Forrester stands as a romantic paean to the pioneer's reckless abandon, counterpointed by the narrator's prim decency' The Times
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Number of pages: 192
Weight: 138 g
Dimensions: 195 x 129 x 13 mm
Willa Cather makes a world which is burningly alive, sometimes lovely, often tragic * HELEN DUNMORE *
A poised and perfectly shaped novel * DAILY MAIL *
Her finest novel . . . A masterpiece * IRISH TIMES *
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