Item description for One of Ours by Willa Cather...
Willa Cather's Pulitzer Prize-winning narrative of the making of a young American soldier
Claude Wheeler, the sensitive, aspiring protagonist of this beautifully modulated novel, resembles the youngest son of a peculiarly American fairy tale. His fortune is ready-made for him, but he refuses to settle for it. Alienated from his crass father and pious mother, all but rejected by a wife who reserves her ardor for missionary work, and dissatisfied with farming, Claude is an idealist without an ideal to cling to. It is only when his country enters the First World War that Claude finds what he has been searching for all his life.
In One of Ours Willa Cather explores the destiny of a grandchild of the pioneers, a young Nebraskan whose yearnings impel him toward a frontier bloodier and more distant than the one that vanished before his birth. In doing so, she creates a canny and extraordinarily vital portrait of an American psyche at once skeptical and romantic, restless and heroic.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.21" Width: 6.14" Height: 1.46" Weight: 2.12 lbs.
Release Date Dec 17, 2007
Publisher Tutis Digital Publishing Pvt. Ltd.
ISBN 8184565666 ISBN13 9788184565669
Availability 0 units.
More About Willa Cather
Born in Virginia in 1873 and raised on a Nebraska ranch, Willa Cather is known for her beautifully evocative short stories and novels about the American West. Cather became the managing editor for McClure's Magazine in 1906 and lived for forty years in New York City with her companion Edith Lewis. In 1922 Cather won the Pulitzer Prize for One of Ours, the story of a Western boy in World War I. In 1933 she was awarded the Prix Femina Americaine "for distinguished literary accomplishments." She died in 1947.
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Willa Cather lived in the state of Nebraska. Willa Cather was born in 1873 and died in 1947.
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Reviews - What do customers think about One of Ours?
One of Ours Jul 26, 2008
Did not think I as going to enjoy this book, it is very different to her other novels. However, I kept with it was not disappointed. I would recommend this book if you were already familiar with Willa Cather's work as it is strickingly different to My Antionia and Oh Pioneers! yet continues the underlying themes of both books.
One of Ours Jul 9, 2008
Numerous typo errors. Don't think anyone proof read the text. This is definitely not the copy one should buy. No introductory essay or comments.
Deserves a better edition Jun 16, 2008
Willa Cather's "One of Ours" is a wonderful book that I enjoyed reading again --- the first time was perhaps 40 years ago --- and in fact I got more from it this time around. I disagree with the criticisms in other reviews leveled against the war scenes. My father served in the trenches in WWI, and he felt this novel was surprisingly authentic. That WAS a different time, and people --- justifyably or not --- WERE more idealistic then. It is unfortunate that this edition by the Aegypan Press is so poor. It is filled with typos --- they even call the hero "Clause" twice on one page. (His name was Claude.) Also, they could have spent a dime or two and included a short history of this novel; when it was written, the fact that it won a Pulitzer, etc., etc. That might just be of interest to readers less familiar with Cather's work.
one of ours Jul 29, 2007
WILLA CATHER HAS A UNIQUE WAY OF USING OLD WORLD PROSE IN HER DESCRIPTIONS OF EARLY AMERICAN LIFE. THIS IS A COMPELLING STORY OF LIFE IN THE NEBRASKA FARM COUNTRY AT THE TURN OF THE CENTURY. HER CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT IS VERY RICH IN THAT SHE SUBLIMBLY WEAVES THE LIFE OF CLAUDE HER MAIN CHARACTER THROUGH HIS YOUTH. IT IS AN IMPORTANT WORK BECAUSE CATHER REMINDS US OF HOW IMPORTANT COURAGE IS, AND THAT MORAL, SPIRITUAL AND ETHICAL LIFE WAS AND STILL IS IMPORTANT. A FAST READ.
Marriage woes Sep 5, 2006
Man oh man...the description of Claude and Enid's wedding night and "marriage" is timeless!