A Lost Lady (AmazonClassics Edition)

Narrated by: Stephen Dexter
Length: 4 hrs and 1 min
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Marian Forrester arrives in Sweet Water as the treasured bride of a retired builder. To her husband she embodies the idealism of this railroad town on the Western plains. And to Niel Herbert, a smitten young local boy, she’s so perfect as to belong to a different world. But as Niel comes of age, the fortunes of Sweet Water decline, and as the promise of the frontier fades, his perception of the fallible woman he has idolized since boyhood is shattered. 

Sketched against the sunset of American pioneer life, A Lost Lady is an indelible portrait of a woman who reflects, and defies, the conventions of her era. 

Revised edition: Previously published as A Lost Lady, this edition of A Lost Lady (AmazonClassics Edition) includes editorial revisions.

Public Domain (P)2019 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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Inspiring

I’ve read that this novel inspired Fitzgerald to write The Great Gatsby. And yes one can see similar themes. Cather deserves great credit for another thoughtful, lyrical work. She knows people and the landscape so well.