Editorial Reviews: Review:
"There is ground for fearing that, despite many excellences, it is inferior to others of her novels. It is indeed a book which, had it come from an experimenting youngster, would stir the most stimulating hope. And in any case it is one of the books of the year which one must recommend, which must be read. Yet from Miss Cather it is disappointing."
Sinclair Lewis, Literary Review, 9/16/22
"It is an amazingly rich book, rich as no other living American could write, many-peopled, complicated as life itself is complicated, but composed with a harmony and unity which only art can have. All its rich complication of varying backgrounds, all its characters, periods, events, have one unvarying purpose, to tell the story of Claude, whom we know as we know one of our very own."
Dorothy Canfield, New York Times Book Review