My Ántonia (Great Plains Trilogy, #3) by Willa CatherThrough Jim Burdens endearing, smitten voice, we revisit the remarkable vicissitudes of immigrant life in the Nebraska heartland, with all its insistent bonds. Guiding the way are some of literatures most beguiling characters: the Russian brothers plagued by memories of a fateful sleigh ride, Antonias desperately homesick father and self-indulgent mother, and the coy Lena Lingard. Holding the pastoral societys heart, of course, is the bewitching, free-spirited Antonia.
My Antonia audiobook - part 1
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The narrator tells you about a friend of hers named Jim Burden, a lawyer for one of the transcontinental railroads. Bohemia is a region in what is now the Czech Republic. Jim is ten years old and has recently been orphaned, so he moves from Virginia to Nebraska to live with his grandparents on their farm. On the ride there, Jim is accompanied by a farmhand named Jake Marpole, and hears that an immigrant family from Bohemia is traveling to the same area. Soon after he arrives on his grandparents' farm, Jim meets the Shimerdas, a Bohemian immigrant family, who turn out to be his grandparents' new closest neighbors. The family consists of Mr.
In the late s, recently orphaned Jim Burden leaves his home in Virginia to live with his grandparents in rural Nebraska. Ten-year-old Jim feels immediately at home on the prairie. He quickly settles into his new life with Jake Marpole and Otto Fuchs , the farm hands, and his loving grandparents. Shimerda , frail and homesick, finds the adjustment to farm life especially difficult. But when Pavel dies suddenly, Peter leaves to find a job in railway construction. Shimerda, having lost his one outside connection to his native culture, sinks into loneliness and depression. He is unable to provide properly for his family.
Learn English Through Story - My Ántonia by Willa Cather( Book 2)
This introduction emphasizes the themes that shape the novel—movement, discontinuous identity, and romantic hopefulness. To what extent is personality born, and to what extent made? Like Mr. Shimerda and Mrs. Harling, and the Widow Steavens—love and try to defend her.