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  • Published: 19 November 2019
  • ISBN: 9781784874438
  • Imprint: Vintage Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 496
  • RRP: $19.99

The Song of the Lark




The second novel in Willa Cather's acclaimed Great Plains Trilogy, published for the first time by Vintage Classics with beautiful jackets.

The second novel in Willa Cather’s Great Plains trilogy, is a lyrical coming-of-age story charting the struggles of an artists life.

'Lingers long in the memory' Joyce Carol Oates

Thea Kronberg, gifted with a beautiful voice, defies her humble beginnings in Colorado and finds success far from her small hometown. But her achievements come with painful drawbacks. As the distance between Thea and her roots increases, she must fight to find her inner strength and reach her full potential.

WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY PENELOPE LIVELY

  • Pub date: 19 November 2019
  • ISBN: 9781784874438
  • Imprint: Vintage Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 496
  • 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


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