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Lucy Gayheart

Willa Cather

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Description:

In this haunting 1935 novel, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of My Ántonia performs crystalline variations on the themes that preoccupy her greatest fiction: the impermanence of innocence, the opposition between prairie and city, provincial American values and world culture, and the grandeur, elation, and heartache that await a gifted young woman who leaves her small Nebraska town to pursue a life in art. At the age of eighteen, Lucy Gayheart heads for Chicago to study music. She is beautiful and impressionable and ardent, and these qualities attract the attention of Clement Sebastian, an aging but charismatic singer who exercises all the tragic, sinister fascination of a man who has renounced life only to turn back to seize it one last time. Out of their doomed love affair-and Lucy's fatal estrangement from her origins-Willa Cather creates a novel that is as achingly lovely as a Schubert sonata. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Kirsten Potter

Length:

5h 9m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:13


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

05:46


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

07:45


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

09:05


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

09:15


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

08:51


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

08:22


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

03:07


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

08:51


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

06:13


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

07:00


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

03:27


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

07:20


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

04:24


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:13


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:36


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:30


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

09:15


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

08:44


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

04:57


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:52


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

04:47


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

07:12


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:14


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

06:36


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:22


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

09:05


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

08:22


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

03:26


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

02:35


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

06:46


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

09:12


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:23


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

04:45


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

07:12


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

08:02


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

03:16


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

03:48


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

05:09


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

05:40


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

04:36


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

06:41


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

09:03


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

04:31


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

07:28


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

07:44


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

07:51


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

04:16


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

06:01


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

00:34