A Lost Lady (Virago Modern Classics)

3.67 avg rating
( 4,429 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781844083732: A Lost Lady (Virago Modern Classics)
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

Marian Forrester is the symbolic flower of the Old American West. She draws her strength from that solid foundation, bringing delight and beauty to her elderly husband, to the small town of Sweet Water where they live, to the prairie land itself, and to the young narrator of her story, Neil Herbert. All are bewitched by her brilliance and grace, and all are ultimately betrayed. For Marian longs for "life on any terms," and in fulfilling herself, she loses all she loved and all who loved her. This, Willa Cather's most perfect novel, is not only a portrait of a troubling beauty, but also a haunting evocation of a noble age slipping irrevocably into the past.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

From the Back Cover:

First published in 1923, A Lost Lady is one of Willa Cather's classic novels about life on the Great Plains. It harkens back to Nebraska's early history and contrasts those days with an unsentimental portrait of the materialistic world that supplanted the frontier. In her subtle portrait of Marian Forrester, whose life unfolds in the midst of this disquieting transition, Cather created one of her most memorable and finely drawn characters. The Willa Cather Scholarly Edition of A Lost Lady is edited according to standards set by the Committee for Scholarly Editions of the Modern Language Association. A wide range of biographical, historical, and textual information about the novel is presented. A selection of archival photographs illuminates the connection between the photographs illuminates the connection between the novel and the people and places from Cather's formative years in Nebraska.

From the Inside Flap:

A portrait of a woman who reflects the conventions of her age even as she defies them and whose transformations embody the decline and coarsening of the American frontier.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Buy New View Book
List Price: US$ 15.95
US$ 10.16

Convert currency

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.

Destination, rates & speeds

Add to Basket

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Willa Cather
Published by Little, Brown Book Group, United Kingdom (2009)
ISBN 10: 184408373X ISBN 13: 9781844083732
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)

Book Description Little, Brown Book Group, United Kingdom, 2009. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. Marian Forrester brings delight to her husband, an elderly railroad pioneer; to the small town of Sweet Water where they live; and to Niel Herbert, the young narrator of her story, who falls in love with her as a boy and later becomes her confidant. He witnesses this vibrant woman in all her contradictory facets: by turns faithless and steadfast, dazzling and pathetic, invincibly charming yet dangerously vulnerable to the men she charms. All are bewitched by her charisma and grace - and all are ultimately betrayed. 'This classic has the striking economy of Hemingway, and is as poignant an elegy for the pioneer West as I have read. The vivacious Marian Forrester stands as a romantic paean to the pioneer's reckless abandon, counterpointed by the narrator's prim decency' The Times. Seller Inventory # HUK9781844083732

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 10.16
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Willa Cather
Published by Little, Brown Book Group, United Kingdom (2009)
ISBN 10: 184408373X ISBN 13: 9781844083732
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository hard to find
(London, United Kingdom)

Book Description Little, Brown Book Group, United Kingdom, 2009. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. Marian Forrester brings delight to her husband, an elderly railroad pioneer; to the small town of Sweet Water where they live; and to Niel Herbert, the young narrator of her story, who falls in love with her as a boy and later becomes her confidant. He witnesses this vibrant woman in all her contradictory facets: by turns faithless and steadfast, dazzling and pathetic, invincibly charming yet dangerously vulnerable to the men she charms. All are bewitched by her charisma and grace - and all are ultimately betrayed. 'This classic has the striking economy of Hemingway, and is as poignant an elegy for the pioneer West as I have read. The vivacious Marian Forrester stands as a romantic paean to the pioneer's reckless abandon, counterpointed by the narrator's prim decency' The Times. Seller Inventory # HUK9781844083732

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 10.16
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

Willa Cather
Published by Little, Brown Book Group, United Kingdom (2009)
ISBN 10: 184408373X ISBN 13: 9781844083732
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)

Book Description Little, Brown Book Group, United Kingdom, 2009. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. Marian Forrester brings delight to her husband, an elderly railroad pioneer; to the small town of Sweet Water where they live; and to Niel Herbert, the young narrator of her story, who falls in love with her as a boy and later becomes her confidant. He witnesses this vibrant woman in all her contradictory facets: by turns faithless and steadfast, dazzling and pathetic, invincibly charming yet dangerously vulnerable to the men she charms. All are bewitched by her charisma and grace - and all are ultimately betrayed. 'This classic has the striking economy of Hemingway, and is as poignant an elegy for the pioneer West as I have read. The vivacious Marian Forrester stands as a romantic paean to the pioneer's reckless abandon, counterpointed by the narrator's prim decency' The Times. Seller Inventory # HUK9781844083732

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 11.91
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

Cather, Willa
ISBN 10: 184408373X ISBN 13: 9781844083732
New Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
GreatBookPrices
(Columbia, MD, U.S.A.)

Book Description Condition: New. Seller Inventory # 4219566-n

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 9.28
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 2.64
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

5.

Willa Cather
Published by Virago Press Ltd (2006)
ISBN 10: 184408373X ISBN 13: 9781844083732
New Paperback Quantity Available: 4
Seller:
The Monster Bookshop
(Fleckney, United Kingdom)

Book Description Virago Press Ltd, 2006. Paperback. Condition: New. BRAND NEW ** SUPER FAST SHIPPING FROM UK WAREHOUSE ** 30 DAY MONEY BACK GUARANTEE. Seller Inventory # mon0000418770

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 10.17
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.76
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

6.

Willa Cather
ISBN 10: 184408373X ISBN 13: 9781844083732
New Quantity Available: 3
Seller:
Speedy Hen LLC
(Sunrise, FL, U.S.A.)

Book Description Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # ST184408373X. Seller Inventory # ST184408373X

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 15.53
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

7.

Cather, Willa
Published by Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN 10: 184408373X ISBN 13: 9781844083732
New Softcover Quantity Available: 4
Seller:
Kennys Bookstore
(Olney, MD, U.S.A.)

Book Description Little, Brown Book Group. Condition: New. 2006. Paperback. A portrait of a woman who reflects the conventions of her age even as she defies them and whose transformations embody the decline and coarsening of the American frontier. Series: VMC. Num Pages: 192 pages. BIC Classification: FA. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 205 x 132 x 13. Weight in Grams: 138. . . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Seller Inventory # V9781844083732

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 15.69
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

8.

Cather, Willa
Published by Little, Brown Book Group (2006)
ISBN 10: 184408373X ISBN 13: 9781844083732
New Softcover Quantity Available: 4

Book Description Little, Brown Book Group, 2006. Condition: New. 2006. Paperback. A portrait of a woman who reflects the conventions of her age even as she defies them and whose transformations embody the decline and coarsening of the American frontier. Series: VMC. Num Pages: 192 pages. BIC Classification: FA. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 205 x 132 x 13. Weight in Grams: 138. . . . . . . Seller Inventory # V9781844083732

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 15.78
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From Ireland to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

9.

Willa Cather
Published by Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN 10: 184408373X ISBN 13: 9781844083732
New Paperback / softback Quantity Available: 4
Seller:
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, United Kingdom)

Book Description Little, Brown Book Group. Paperback / softback. Condition: New. New copy - Usually dispatched within 2 working days. Seller Inventory # B9781844083732

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 7.68
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 8.72
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

10.

Willa Cather
Published by Little, Brown 2006-09-07, London (2006)
ISBN 10: 184408373X ISBN 13: 9781844083732
New paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Blackwell's
(Oxford, OX, United Kingdom)

Book Description Little, Brown 2006-09-07, London, 2006. paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # 9781844083732

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 10.35
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 6.27
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book