One of Ours
Winner of the 1923 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. Claude Wheeler craves excitement, far more than he can ever find as a farmer's son. He encounters more at university, where the modern world beyond farm life offers new thrills and challenges, only to lose them as the farm calls him back. World War I offers him even more . . . but he may crave excitement more than life itself can allow. Wanting it as much as he does can't protect him from the consequences of personal bravado in an age of killing machines.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - rainpebble - LibraryThing
One of Ours by Willa Cather; (4 1/2*) This book is a beautifully written study of a sensitive, idealistic young man. But what elevates it to near masterpiece status is its extremely subtle depiction ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Donna828 - LibraryThing
Claude Wheeler was ill-suited as a Nebraska farm boy. His longings were realized after he entered a one-sided marriage and became obsessed with the news of WWI. When he decided he must enter the fray ... Read full review