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One of Ours

Willa Sibert Cather

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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

This 1923 Pulitzer Prize winning novel was written by Willa Cather. This work had been inspired by reading her cousin G.P. Cather's wartime letters home to his mother. He was the first officer from Nebraska killed in World War I. Claude Wheeler, the subject of the novel, is a young man growing up on a Nebraska farm. The son of well to do parents, Claude is troubled by his apparent inability to find purpose with his life. Everything he does seems to turn out wrong, at least in his own mind. Although he is a skilled farmer, Claude believes his destiny lies elsewhere. While attending a church-affiliated college his parents have selected for him, he befriends a German family (the Ehrlichs’) who open his eyes to other possibilities in life. When Claude’s father expands the Wheeler farming interests, Claude must leave college to return to his roots and operate the Wheeler farm. During this period, he marries a childhood friend, Enid, in what turns out to be a marriage of convenience rather than love. Enid tries to convert her new husband to her many other causes such as Prohibition in Nebraska. Eventually, Enid leaves Claude to care for her missionary sister who is ill in China, and Claude is somewhat relieved to see her go. During this period, Europe is ablaze with World War I. Claude and his mother fervently follow the events. Claude eventually enlists in the American Expeditionary Forces, becomes an officer, and travels to France to fight for the cause. Finally believing he has found purpose in his life, Claude revels in his new freedom and responsibilities. Despite an influenza epidemic and the continuing hardships of the battlefield, Claude has never felt as though he mattered more. His pursuit of vague notions of purpose and principle culminate in a ferocious front-line encounter with an overwhelming German onslaught. (Summary by Tom Weiss and Wikipedia)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

13h 30m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

16:09


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

14:09


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

12:02


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

10:25


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

09:25


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

22:26


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

09:46


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:41


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:37


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

07:36


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

06:38


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

09:51


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

11:41


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

07:57


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

11:04


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

09:14


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:38


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

13:30


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

18:46


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

04:22


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

14:15


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

14:47


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

17:43


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

07:17


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

10:19


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

09:56


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

06:59


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

12:16


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

15:57


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

04:23


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

23:42


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

08:50


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:40


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

07:47


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

07:21


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

15:33


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

08:43


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

03:07


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

09:31


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

08:43


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

14:07


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

13:11


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

05:00


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

06:04


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

04:52


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

09:25


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

18:09


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

12:01


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

04:20


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

16:17


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

12:13


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

06:10


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

12:51


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

10:53


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

11:10


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

07:49


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

10:26


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

09:33


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

15:10


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

09:41


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

17:32


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

09:50


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

32:00


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

10:42


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

04:21


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

13:32


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

15:57


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

07:33


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

13:34


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

14:30


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

24:48


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

10:03