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  • Published: 17 September 2018
  • ISBN: 9780241338162
  • Imprint: Peng. Mod. Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 448
  • RRP: $19.99

The Song of the Lark




The second novel in the Great Plains trilogy, this is a passionate portrait of the artist as a young woman.

'All that deep-rooted vitality flowered in her voice, her face, in her very finger-tips. She felt like a tree bursting into bloom'

Thea Kronberg, a young girl from the small desert town of Moonstone, Colorado, has a great gift - her beautiful singing voice. This talent will take her all the way to the great opera houses of the world. But despite her fame, it takes an unexpected revelation to show her what it really means to be an artist. The blazing portrayal of a young woman in the single-minded pursuit of beauty, this semi-autobiographical novel is the second book of Willa Cather's Great Plains trilogy.

  • Pub date: 17 September 2018
  • ISBN: 9780241338162
  • Imprint: Peng. Mod. Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 448
  • RRP: $19.99

About the Author

Willa Cather

Willa Cather (née Wilella Sibert Cather) was born in 1873 near Winchester, Virginia. She moved with her family to Catherton, Nebraska in 1883, and the landscape went on to have a formative effect on her, with her most famous novels being set on Nebraskan soil. Before becoming a full-time writer, Cather worked variously as a journalist, a magazine editor and a teacher. Her first novel, Alexander’s Bridge, was published in 1912, followed by titles including O Pioneers! (1913); The Song of the Lark (1915); My Ántonia (1918); One of Ours (1922), for which she won the Pulitzer Prize; Death Comes for the Archbishop (1927) and Sapphira and the Slave Girl (1940). She died at her home in New York in 1947.

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Praise for The Song of the Lark

“Willa Cather makes a world which is burningly alive, sometimes lovely, often tragic”

Helen Dunmore

“The Song of the Lark illuminates all her work”

A. S. Byatt

“Lingers long in the memory”

Joyce Carol Oates


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