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My Antonia

Willa Cather

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Description:

After the death of his parents, Jim Burden is sent to live with his grandparents on the Nebraska plains. By chance, on that same train is Ántonia, a bright-eyed girl who will become his neighbor and lifelong friend. Her family has emigrated from Bohemia to start a new life farming but soon lose their money and must work hard just to survive. Through it all, Ántonia retains her natural pride and free spirit. Jim's grandparents have a large and tidy farm. They are kind to him, but conventional. Later, Jim becomes a scholar and Ántonia becomes a "hired girl" in town. She blossoms in the new freedom that town life offers. Jim can only taste this life vicariously through her recounting of town gossip and of the "dance tent." Ántonia's strong will, spirit, and honesty allow her to thrive in the midst of hardship. In My Ántonia, Willa Cather paints a rich picture of life on the prairie at the beginning of the twentieth century and depicts some of the many cultures that came to compose the United States.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Patrick Lawlor

Length:

7h 56m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

11:15


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

07:07


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

14:28


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

12:57


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

06:09


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

07:33


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

07:30


Part 1, Chapter 7
Part 1, Chapter 7

10:02


Part 1, Chapter 8
Part 1, Chapter 8

15:35


Part 1, Chapter 9
Part 1, Chapter 9

11:24


Part 1, Chapter 10
Part 1, Chapter 10

12:35


Part 1, Chapter 11
Part 1, Chapter 11

05:53


Part 1, Chapter 12
Part 1, Chapter 12

05:34


Part 1, Chapter 13
Part 1, Chapter 13

07:22


Part 1, Chapter 14
Part 1, Chapter 14

12:36


Part 1, Chapter 15
Part 1, Chapter 15

13:30


Part 1, Chapter 16
Part 1, Chapter 16

07:08


Part 1, Chapter 17
Part 1, Chapter 17

09:35


Part 1, Chapter 18
Part 1, Chapter 18

12:38


Part 1, Chapter 19
Part 1, Chapter 19

04:44


Part 2, Chapter 1
Part 2, Chapter 1

05:42


Part 2, Chapter 2
Part 2, Chapter 2

08:51


Part 2, Chapter 3
Part 2, Chapter 3

05:45


Part 2, Chapter 4
Part 2, Chapter 4

13:03


Part 2, Chapter 5
Part 2, Chapter 5

03:44


Part 2, Chapter 6
Part 2, Chapter 6

10:25


Part 2, Chapter 7
Part 2, Chapter 7

15:51


Part 2, Chapter 8
Part 2, Chapter 8

05:48


Part 2, Chapter 9
Part 2, Chapter 9

08:55


Part 2, Chapter 10
Part 2, Chapter 10

05:29


Part 2, Chapter 11
Part 2, Chapter 11

06:41


Part 2, Chapter 12
Part 2, Chapter 12

15:46


Part 2, Chapter 13
Part 2, Chapter 13

06:05


Part 2, Chapter 14
Part 2, Chapter 14

18:46


Part 2, Chapter 15
Part 2, Chapter 15

09:40


Part 3, Chapter 1
Part 3, Chapter 1

07:51


Part 3, Chapter 2
Part 3, Chapter 2

11:00


Part 3, Chapter 3
Part 3, Chapter 3

09:37


Part 3, Chapter 4
Part 3, Chapter 4

20:14


Part 4, Chapter 1
Part 4, Chapter 1

07:22


Part 4, Chapter 2
Part 4, Chapter 2

03:43


Part 4, Chapter 3
Part 4, Chapter 3

16:26


Part 4, Chapter 4
Part 4, Chapter 4

05:41


Part 5, Chapter 1
Part 5, Chapter 1

34:40


Part 5, Chapter 2
Part 5, Chapter 2

17:56


Part 5, Chapter 3
Part 5, Chapter 3

05:31


Part 5, Chapter 4
Part 5, Chapter 4

00:38