One of Ours

By: Cather, Willa

Price: $30.00

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Book Condition: Near Fine

Edges of endpapers slightly faded, tiny blemish on bottom corner of front board. 1977 Full-Leather. We have more books available by this author!. 408 pp. Dark brown full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. Illustrations by David Blossom. Willa Cather's Pulitzer Prize-winning narrative of the making of a young American soldier. Claude Wheeler, the sensitive, aspiring protagonist of this beautifully modulated novel, resembles the youngest son of a peculiarly American fairy tale. His fortune is ready-made for him, but he refuses to settle for it. Alienated from his crass father and pious mother, all but rejected by a wife who reserves her ardor for missionary work, and dissatisfied with farming, Claude is an idealist without an ideal to cling to. It is only when his country enters the First World War that Claude finds what he has been searching for all his life. In One of Ours Willa Cather explores the destiny of a grandchild of the pioneers, a young Nebraskan whose yearnings impel him toward a frontier bloodier and more distant than the one that vanished before his birth. In doing so, she creates a canny and extraordinarily vital portrait of an American psyche at once skeptical and romantic, restless and heroic.

Title: One of Ours

Author: Cather, Willa

Illustrator: Blossom, David

Categories: Pulitzer Prize Winners, American, Franklin Library, Leather-Bound,

Publisher: Franklin Center, Pennsylvania, The Franklin Library: 1977

Binding: Full-Leather

Book Condition: Near Fine

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Seller ID: 2304819