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  1. One of Ours
    One of Ours
    One of Ours
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  2. One of Ours

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This collection chronicles the fiction and non fiction classics by the greatest writers the world has ever known. The inclusion of both popular as well as overlooked pieces is pivotal to providing a broad and representative collection of classic works.

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Specifications

Country
USA
Author
Willa Cather
Binding
Paperback
EAN
9781461039822
ISBN
1461039827
Label
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Manufacturer
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
NumberOfItems
1
NumberOfPages
280
PublicationDate
2013-11-13
Publisher
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Studio
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Most Helpful Customer Reviews

Willa Cather faced many critics in her career. Such luminaries as Ernest Hemingway and H. L. Mencken attacked this book mercilessly. Nonetheless it won the 1923 Pulitzer Prize and a careful reading still shows why.
Her characters are genuine and believable. The main character, Claude Wheeler, is especially well drawn and allowed to develop as situations merit while the story moves along.
We are presented with a young man who cannot adjust to his role as a prosperous farmer's son. He wants an education but his reluctance to confront his father forces him into a second rate Bible college and even then he's required to drop out to take up his farm duties.
World War I intervenes and as he leads men into battle his life begins to have meaning.
Cather's sense of irony finds the reader again and again. This is a gripping tale of camaraderie and and pluck as only battle can define it. Cather spent time in France to lend geographic authenticity to the story. Oddly, she... Read more
An Outstanding Book. This book won a Pulitzer prize in 1922, something I was not aware of when I selected it. I read it because I had not read it years ago, so thought I should so. I was surprised at how much I liked it.

An easy to read book, one that stays with you.
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