A reissue of Willa Cather's best-loved novel and a beautiful portrayal of frontier life in Nebraska now with a new introduction by travel writer Sara Wheeler
When young orphan Jim Burden is sent to live with his grandparents in Nebraska, he finds himself growing up alongside Bohemian immigrant ntonia Shimerda. Their childhoods are full of shared adventures but as they grow their paths diverge, spurred on by the dire poverty of the Shimerda family. Yet Jim will never forget ntonia, spellbound by her strength and remarkable free spirit.
In Willa Cather's best-loved novel she paints a beautiful portrait of the extraordinary and unforgiving Nebraskan landscape, honouring the lives of ordinary people during a pivotal era in American history.
WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY SARA WHEELER