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  • My Antonia | Willa Cather

    My Antonia

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Willa Cather
    • Narrated By Jeff Cummings, Ken Burns
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    Through Jim Burden's endearing, smitten voice, we revisit the remarkable vicissitudes of immigrant life in the Nebraska heartland, with all its insistent bonds. Guiding the way are some of literature's most beguiling characters: the Russian brothers plagued by memories of a fateful sleigh ride, Antonia's desperately homesick father and self-indulgent mother, and the coy Lena Lingard. Holding the pastoral society's heart, of course, is the bewitching, free-spirited Antonia.

  • Death Comes for the Archbishop | Willa Cather

    Death Comes for the Archbishop

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Willa Cather
    • Narrated By David Ackroyd
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    Willa Cather's best known novel; a narrative that recounts a life lived simply in the silence of the southwestern desert.

  • O, Pioneers! | Willa Cather

    O, Pioneers!

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Willa Cather
    • Narrated By Alexis O'Donahue
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    On the harsh and wild frontier of the American West, Alexandra Bergson struggles to fulfill her father's dying wish of establishing his family on the Nebraska table lands. Through hard times and abundant, through love and loss, through joy and suffering, Alexandra challenges both her family and the land in her quiet, honest way.

  • My Ántonia | Willa Cather

    My Ántonia

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Willa Cather
    • Narrated By David Colacci
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    My Ántonia chronicles the life of Ántonia, a Bohemian immigrant woman, as seen through the eyes of Jim, the man unable to forget her. Jim, now a successful New York lawyer, recollects his upbringing on a Nebraska farm. Even after twenty years, Ántonia continues to live a romantic life in his imagination. When he returns to Nebraska, he finds Ántonia has lived a battered life and is now abandoned by the very man to whom she dedicated her life.

  • O Pioneers! | Willa Cather

    O Pioneers!

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Willa Cather
    • Narrated By Kate Reading, Ken Burns
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    The country is America; the woman is Alexandra Bergson, a fiercely independent young Swedish immigrant girl who inherits her father's farm in Nebraska. A model of emotional strength, courage, and resolve, Alexandra fights long and hard to transform her father's patch of raw, wind-blasted prairie into a highly profitable business. A gripping saga of love, murder, greed, failure, and triumph, O Pioneers! vividly portrays the hardships of prairie life.

  • My Antonia | Willa Cather

    My Antonia

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Willa Cather
    • Narrated By Cindy Hardin Killavey, Jim Killavey
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    My Ántonia tells the stories of several immigrant families who move out to rural Nebraska to start new lives in America, with a particular focus on a Bohemian family, the Shimerdas, whose eldest daughter is named Ántonia. The book's narrator, Jim Burden, arrives in the fictional town of Black Hawk, Nebraska, on the same train as the Shimerdas, as he travels to live with his grandparents after his parents have died.

  • Sapphira and the Slave Girl | Willa Cather

    Sapphira and the Slave Girl

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Willa Cather
    • Narrated By Bernadette Dunne
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    Sapphira Dodderidge, a Virginia lady of the 19th century, marries beneath her and becomes irrationally jealous of Nancy, a beautiful slave. One of Cather's later works.

  • My Antonia | Willa Cather

    My Antonia

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Willa Cather
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
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    Antonia Shimerda, a Bohemian immigrant, learns of the joys and hardships of life as she and her family realize their dream in the Nebraska farmlands. Willa Cather called Antonia "a rich mine of life, like the founders of the early races."

  • My Antonia | Willa Cather

    My Antonia

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Willa Cather
    • Narrated By George Guidall
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    The Shimerda family come to Nebraska from Bohemia - but they find the promised land of opportunity a harsh and unforgiving reality. Young Jim Burden - the narrator of the tale - who lives with his grandparents on a homestead nearby, finds ways to be neighborly and to help the Shimerdas and in the process comes to befriend the daughter of the family, Ántonia. For Jim, Ántonia is an embodiment of the female pioneer.

  • One of Ours | Willa Cather

    One of Ours

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Willa Cather
    • Narrated By Kristen Underwood
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    Claude Wheeler resembles the youngest son of an 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.

  • Shadows on the Rock | Willa Cather

    Shadows on the Rock

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Willa Cather
    • Narrated By Ann Marie Lee
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    In 1697, Quebec is an island of French civilization perched on a bare gray rock amid a wilderness of trackless forests. For many of its settlers, Quebec is a place of exile, so remote that an entire winter passes without a word from home. But to 12-year-old Cécile Auclair, the rock is home, where even the formidable Governor Frontenac entertains children in his palace and beavers lie beside the lambs in a Christmas créche.

  • The Song of the Lark | Willa Cather

    The Song of the Lark

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Willa Cather
    • Narrated By Pam Ward, Ken Burns
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    The daughter of a Swedish minister growing up in Colorado, Thea Kronborg's musical talent sets her apart from her contemporaries. Driven by her determination to satisfy her artistic impulse, she moves to Chicago, where she falls in love with a wealthy married man. Her ability to resolve the tensions between her personal and professional lives and to communicate through her art makes her an unusual and thoroughly modern heroine.

  • Great Classic Stories III: 22 Unabridged Classics | Herman Melville,Kate Chopin,Willa Cather,Mark Twain,Anton Chekhov,Ambrose Bierce,Bret Harte,Jack London

    Great Classic Stories III: 22 Unabridged Classics

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Herman Melville, Kate Chopin, Willa Cather, and others
    • Narrated By Gerard Doyle, Bronson Pinchot
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    A great new collection of classic short fiction, brilliantly read by a selection of narrators. Includes the following stories: "The Lightening-Rod Man" by Herman Melville, "One of the Missing" by Ambrose Bierce, "The Leopard Man's Story" by Jack London, "Tennessee's Partner" by Bret Harte, "The New Catacomb" by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, "A Pair of Silk Stockings" by Kate Chopin, "My Watch" and "The Widow's Protest" by Mark Twain, "An Ideal Family" by Kate Mansfield, "A Painful Case" by James Joyce, "Small Fry" by Anton Chekhov, and more!

  • Alexander's Bridge | Willa Cather

    Alexander's Bridge

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Willa Cather
    • Narrated By Flo Gibson
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    In this, Willa Cather's first novel, a successful bridge builder is torn between his beloved, charming wife and a beautiful Irish actress who had been his first love and has now returned to enchant and disrupt his life.

  • My Mortal Enemy | Willa Cather

    My Mortal Enemy

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Willa Cather
    • Narrated By Natasha Soudek
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    First published in 1926, this book is Cather's sparest and most dramatic novel, a dark and oddly prescient portrait of a marriage that subverts our oldest notions about the nature of happiness and the sanctity of the hearth.

  • The Song of the Lark | Willa Cather

    The Song of the Lark

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Willa Cather
    • Narrated By Barbara Caruso
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    Thea Kronberg has a voice that can call down angels and the soul of a Colorado pioneer girl. But as she develops her talents and devotes herself to the life of an artist, she must consider the cost of the creative path she follows. Willa Cather's classic novel is full of the breathtaking beauty of the American frontier and the spirit of the people who live there.

  • The Professor's House | Willa Cather

    The Professor's House

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Willa Cather
    • Narrated By Sean Runnette
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    A study in emotional dislocation and renewal. Professor Godfrey St. Peter, a man in his 50s, has achieved what would seem to be remarkable success. When called on to move to a more comfortable home, something in him rebels.

  • The Song of the Lark | Willa Cather

    The Song of the Lark

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Willa Cather
    • Narrated By Christine Williams
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    In this semiautobiographical portrait of a young artist, Willa Cather takes us into the heart of a woman coming to know her deepest self. Thea Kronborg, a minister’s daughter in a provincial Colorado town, has dreams and gifts that her hometown will not satisfy. With the support of a few allies who recognize her rare qualities, she follows her ambitions to the city, determined to be an opera diva. As she moves through a series of music teachers in Chicago, Thea finds that the attitudes and standards of those around her rarely match her own.

  • The Most Dangerous Game and Other Stories | Richard Connell,Willa Cather,Henry James

    The Most Dangerous Game and Other Stories

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Richard Connell, Willa Cather, Henry James
    • Narrated By William Coon
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    At first glance, 'The Most Dangerous Game’ by Richard Connell, ‘Paul’s Case’ by Willa Cather, and ‘The Beast in the Jungle’ by Henry James have very little in common. In ‘The Most Dangerous Game’ Sanger Rainsford, an accomplished big game hunter, is marooned on a remote island that is inhabited by another big game hunter, General Zaroff, who has found a very twisted way to add thrills to his hunting parties.

  • The American West in Fiction | Dorothy M. Johnson,James Warner Bellah,John Neihardt,Max Brand,Owen Wister,Ernest Haycox,Walter Van Tilburg Clark,Willa Cather,Bret Harte

    The American West in Fiction

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Dorothy M. Johnson, James Warner Bellah, John Neihardt, and others
    • Narrated By K. T. Oslin, Hal Ketchum, Lynn Anderson, and others
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    The lure of the American West is in the spirit of adventure, in the majestic expanse of unconquered wilderness and in rugged individuals on a quest for identity and sometimes for survival. Owen Wister's unsmiling Virginian... Dorothy M. Johnson's, "A Man Called Horse": These are a few of the colorful, even legendary characters who populate The American West in Fiction, a collection of stories edited by Jon Tuska.

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