A Lost Lady: (Virago Modern Classics)
Willa Cather (Author)
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
About the Author
Willa Cather (1873-1947) was born in Virginia where for generations her ancestors farmed land. She became a teacher and journalist and is one of the greatest American writers of the twentieth century.
- Contributor: Willa Cather
- Imprint: Virago Press Ltd
- ISBN13: 9781844083732
- Number of Pages: 192
- Packaged Dimensions: 128x196x16mm
- Packaged Weight: 157
- Format: Paperback
- Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
- Release Date: 2006-09-07
- Series: Virago Modern Classics
- Binding: Paperback / softback
- Biography: Willa Cather (1873-1947) was born in Virginia where for generations her ancestors farmed land. She became a teacher and journalist and is one of the greatest American writers of the twentieth century.
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