O Pioneers! and Other Tales of the Prairie
Although Willa Cather lived most of her adult life in New York City, she never forgot or stopped loving the "sea of grass"--the open, untamed country of her youth. Gathered together in this unique collection are the novel O Pioneers!--Cather's famous elegy to the land and to the pioneer spirit--and two of her greatest shorter works, A Lost Lady and "The Bohemian Girl." An evocative celebration of Cather's life and work, this special Collector's Edition is illustrated with portraits of Cather and a selection of photographs and drawings that capture the grandeur of the Western frontier.
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The New York Public Library Collector's Editions
Favorite masterpieces of world literature illustrated by rare and beautiful materials from the Library's collections and featuring an elegant, distinctive design, with foil-trimmed covers with matching endpapers; compact, easy-to-hold size; and modern, readable type. Each book includes a biography of the author, a short essay about the images and artifacts from the Library used to illustrate the text, and suggestions for further reading.
425 pages, illustrated. Published by Doubleday, 1999.
Hardcover. $18.95. ISBN 0-385-48720-7.