A Lost Lady

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U of Nebraska Press, 2003 - Literary Collections - 371 pages
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First published in 1923, A Lost Lady is one of Willa Cather?s classic novels about life on the Great Plains. It harks 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. This 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. The historical essay describes the origin, writing, and reception of the novel as well as motion pictures that were later based on it; and a selection of archival photographs illuminates the connection between the novel and the people and places from Cather?s formative years in Nebraska. Explanatory notes identify locations, literary references, persons, events, and specialized terminology. The textual essays describe the production and subsequent revisions of the text.
 

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User Review  - rainpebble - LibraryThing

A Lost Lady by Willa Cather; (3*); VMC; purged A Lost Lady is titled very nicely. It is about the deterioration of a woman who goes from being principled, dignified and well respected to becoming a ... Read full review

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User Review  - RandyMetcalfe - LibraryThing

The lost lady of Willa Cather’s novella is Marian Forrester, wife to Captain Forrester who of late was instrumental in the building of the railway. She is the very breath of light and spring to many a ... Read full review

Contents

Preface
vii
A Lost Lady
1
Acknowledgments
169
Historical Apparatus
175
Historical Essay
177
Illustrations
235
Explanatory Notes
255
Textual Apparatus
301
Textual Essay
303
Emendations
345
Notes on Emendations
347
Rejected Variants
349
Word Division
367
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Susan J. Rosowski is Adele Hall Distinguished Professor of English at the University of Nebraska and the series editor for Cather Studies. Kari A. Ronning is assistant editor of the Cather Scholarly Edition. Charles W. Mignon and Frederick M. Link are professors emeritus of English at the University of Nebraska.

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