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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.

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

About the author

Willa Cather

Willa Cather was a Pulitzer prize-winning American writer, best known for her novels of Nebraskan frontier life. 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. Before becoming a full-time writer, Cather worked 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); TheSong 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 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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