Pulitzer Prize-winning author Willa Cather (1873-1947) spent her formative years in Nebraska, which was at that time frontier territory. Her exposure to the region's dramatic environment and intrinsic hardships - along with its diverse population of European-Americans, Native Americans, and immigrants - shaped and informed much of her fiction.
This edition of Cather's brief novel has a ton of scholarly extras (which are actually longer than the novel itself), including a historical essay and explanatory notes, a textual essay, numerous illustrations (photos, drawings, and maps), and more. Strictly for the academic set, especially at this price. Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information.