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"When people ask me if it has been a hard or easy road, I always answer with the quotation, 'The end is nothing, the road is all.'"
- Personal interview
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Works of Willa Cather

Novels Alexander's Bridge 1912 O Pioneers! 1913 The Song of the Lark 1915 My Ántonia 1918 One of Ours 1922 A Lost Lady 1923 The Professor's House 1925 My Mortal Enemy 1926 Death Comes for the Archbishop 1927 Shadows on the Rock 1931 Lucy Gayheart 1935 Sapphira and the Slave Girl 1940 Sho...

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Willa Cather

Concluding her fine study of Willa Cather's fiction After the World Broke in Two, the late Merrill Maguire Skaggs asserted that the author "whose portrait emerges from this arrangement of her facts is complex and brilliant," and that "she knows at all points what she is doing. Above all el...

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Willa Cather Timeline

1870 — Silas Garber, former captain in the United States Army, and four other men file homestead claims near a site that would soon become the town of Red Cloud, Nebraska. 1871 — In Silas Garber’s dugout, Webster County and the town of Red Cloud are officially organized. 1872 — Cha...

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Online Texts

In addition to the online texts we’ve made available below, we encourage you to visit The Willa Cather Archive for a more complete, comprehensive collection of Cather’s online work. This site allows readers access to first editions, scholarly editions, pre-1912 short fiction, i...

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