The Song of the Lark

Author: Willa Cather

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Chicago (Ill.)

Page: 489

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The Song of the Lark

Author: Willa Sibert Cather

Publisher: Library of Alexandria

ISBN: 1613103956

Category: Chicago (Ill.)

Page: 489

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Story of Thea Kronborg, who rose from humble origins to the top of the opera world through her own hard work and the support of others.
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O Pioneers! The Song of the Lark, and My Antonia

Author: Willa Cather

Publisher: Seltzer Books via PublishDrive

ISBN: 1455425710

Category: Fiction

Page: 404

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Three classic novels by Willa Cather.According to Wikipedia: "Willa Sibert Cather (December 7, 1873[1] – April 24, 1947) was an American author who achieved recognition for her novels of frontier life on the Great Plains, in works such as O Pioneers!, My Ántonia, and The Song of the Lark. In 1923 she was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for One of Ours (1922), a novel set during World War I. Cather grew up in Nebraska and graduated from the University of Nebraska. She lived and worked in Pittsburgh for ten years, then at age 33 she moved to New York where she lived for the rest of her life."
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O Pioneers!

Author: Willa Cather

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company

ISBN: N.A

Category: Frontier and pioneer life

Page: 306

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The Selected Letters of Willa Cather

Author: Willa Cather

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0804172277

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 715

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A first publication of the acclaimed writer's personal correspondences includes whimsical teenage reports of her 1880s Red Cloud life, letters written during her early journalism years and the 1940s exchanges penned in observation of World War II and her own struggles with aging. 20,000 first printing.
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The Sea Lark's Song

Author: Diana Marcellas

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780812561784

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

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Discovered by those who seek to destroy her kind, Sh'ari healer Brierly hides in the mountains where, aided by a young child, she works to restore her people, while Melfallen wonders how to help his country overcome centuries of hatred. Reprint.
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My Ántonia

Author: Willa Cather

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 048611483X

Category: Fiction

Page: 176

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Splendid early novel (1918) evokes the Nebraska prairie life of the author's childhood, and touchingly commemorates the spirit and courage of the immigrant pioneers who settled the land.
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Song of the Skylark

Author: Erica James

Publisher: Orion

ISBN: 1409159582

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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Lizzie has an unfortunate knack for attracting bad luck, but this time she's hit the jackpot. Losing her heart to her boss at the radio station where she works leads directly to losing her job, and with no money in the bank she's forced to swallow her pride and return home to her parents. As if that wasn't bad enough, her mother finds her work at the local care home for the elderly, and it's there that Lizzie meets Mrs Dallimore. In her nineties, Mrs Dallimore also finds herself in a situation which she's reluctantly coming to terms with. Old age has finally caught up with her, and with her life drawing to a close she gives in to the temptation to relive the past by sharing it with Lizzie. She tells Lizzie of the day when, as a young girl, and shortly before the outbreak of World War II, she left her home in America to cross the Atlantic to England where she hoped to meet her English grandparents for the first time. At best she hoped for a family reconciliation, but before long her visit turned into so much more. As Lizzie listens to Mrs Dallimore's story, she begins to realize that she's not the only person to attract bad luck, or make mistakes, and maybe things aren't so bad for her after all . . .
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Shadows on the Rock

Author: Willa Cather

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307805263

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

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Willa Cather's novel of seventeenth-century Quebec is a luminous evocation of North American origins, and of the men and women who struggled to adapt to a new world even as they clung to the artifacts and manners of one they left behind. 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 twelve-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. As Cather follows this devout and resourceful child over the course of a year, she re-creates the continent as it must have appeared to its first European inhabitants. And she gives us a spellbinding work of historical fiction in which great events occur first as rumors and then as legends—and in which even the most intimate domestic scenes are suffused with a sense of wonder. BONUS: The edition includes an excerpt from The Selected Letters of Willa Cather.
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Alexander's Bridge

Author: Willa Sibert Cather

Publisher: Library of Alexandria

ISBN: 1613103409

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Willa Cather's The Song of the Lark

Author: Debra L. Cumberland

Publisher: Brill / Rodopi

ISBN: 9789042032033

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 284

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Willa Cather's The Song of the Lark, the latest in Rodopi's Dialogue Series, is a collection of thirteen new essays exploring Cather's 1915 classic novel about the coming-of-age of Thea Kronborg, a gifted young opera singer. As in previous editions in the Dialogue series, this volume on Cather's novel offers analyses by both new and emerging scholars on complex and controversial issues. Specific areas of focus include: the role of the West and the railroad, race and race relations, the performing arts, as well as Cather's complex construction of “culture” throughout the novel. Thea's role as a possible feminist icon receives a fresh, insightful look, while other writers explore the nature of gift and gift-giving as well as the novel's relation to other literary movements and genres. Scholars and the general public will welcome the ways these new critical insights offer a fresh look at this modern classic.
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My Antonia / O Pioneers!

Author: Willa Cather

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 054493685X

Category: Fiction

Page: 496

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First published in 1918, My Ántonia is the unforgettable story of an immigrant woman’s life on the hardscrabble Nebraska plains. Together here with O Pioneers!, a classic American tale of pioneer life and the transformation of the frontier, this volume of Willa Cather’s works captures a time, a place, and a spirit that are part of our national heritage.
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Songs of Innocence and Experience

Author: William Blake

Publisher: BookRix

ISBN: 3736802080

Category: Poetry

Page: 23

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Songs of Innocence and Experience is a collection of poems by William Blake in two phases. "Innocence" and "Experience" are definitions of consciousness that rethink Milton's existential-mythic states of "Paradise" and the "Fall." Blake's categories are modes of perception that tend to coordinate with a chronology that would become standard in Romanticism: childhood is a state of protected innocence rather than original sin, but not immune to the fallen world and its institutions. This world sometimes impinges on childhood itself, and in any event becomes known through "experience," a state of being marked by the loss of childhood vitality, by fear and inhibition, by social and political corruption, and by the manifold oppression of Church, State, and the ruling classes. The volume's "Contrary States" are sometimes signalled by patently repeated or contrasted titles: in Innocence, Infant Joy, in Experience, Infant Sorrow; in Innocence, The Lamb, in Experience, The Fly and The Tyger. The stark simplicity of poems such as The Chimney Sweeper and The Little Black Boy display Blake's acute sensibility to the realities of poverty and exploitation that accompanied the "dark satanic mills" of the Industrial Revolution'.
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Song of the Spirits

Author: Sarah Lark

Publisher: Amazoncrossing

ISBN: 9781477807675

Category: Fiction

Page: 687

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New Zealand, 1893: William Martyn is better educated and more sophisticated than the usual clientele who have come in search of gold to Queenstown. No wonder, because Will is the son of Irish land-owner. The spirited Elaine falls in love with him, and he does not seem averse to the prospect, but then comes the Kura-Maro-Tini to visit Elaine's half-Māori cousin, whose exotic nature and beauty makes William fall immediately in love.
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Lark in the Morning

The Verses of the Troubadours, a Bilingual Edition

Author: Robert Kehew,Ezra Pound

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226429334

Category: Poetry

Page: 343

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Robert Kehew augments his own verse translations with those of Pound & Snodgrass, to provide a collection that captures both the poetic pyrotechnics of the original verse & the astonishing variety of troubadour voices.
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Lucy Gayheart

Author: Willa Cather

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0679728880

Category: Fiction

Page: 195

View: 8615

Fervently pursuing the life of an artist, a young music student leaves behind her small midwestern town existence and comes to know the elation and heartache of a life in the creative world. Reprint.
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Lark Song

Author: Jane Bailey

Publisher: Lake Union Publishing

ISBN: 9781477805121

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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They want to move on--but one terrible truth could shatter it all. As a widowed mother of three, new love seems impossible for Freya--until she meets Duncan, and suddenly she feels alive again. But there are secrets afflicting Freya's family, some more sinister than others, that could destroy their relationship before it has a chance to flourish. While Freya's older children are less than welcoming, six-year-old Sophie helps Duncan find his place in the family--but even Sophie harbours fears that threaten to overshadow any chance of a new start. The past is hard to leave behind when pictures of Freya's idolised late husband hang in every room, and the more Duncan tries to find the source of Sophie's anxiety, the more he is convinced that Reuben was not the perfect husband and father Freya remembers. Tormented by concern and his own insecurity, Duncan begins an obsessive investigation into the dead man's past. But when his good intentions lead him in too deep, he risks destroying everything he has built with Freya--and the whole family's second chance at happiness.
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