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My Ántonia

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My Antonia is a classic tale of pioneer life in the American Midwest. The novel details daily life in the newly settled plains of Nebraska through the eyes of Jim Burden, who recounts memories of a childhood shared with a girl named Antonia Shimerda, the daughter of a family who have emigrated from Bohemia. As adults, Jim leaves the prairie for college and a career in the east, while Antonia devotes herself to her large family and productive farm. When he returns Jim sees that although Antonia is careworn, she remains "a rich mine of life, like the founders of early races". Full of stirring descriptions of the prairie's beautiful yet terrifying landscape, and the rich ethnic mix of immigrants and native-born Americans who chose to restart their lives there, My Antonia mythologized a period of American history that was lost before its value could be understood. - Publisher.

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  • Accessible book
  • Classic Literature
  • Czech Americans
  • Farm life
  • Farmers' spouses
  • Fiction
  • Friendship
  • Frontier and pioneer life
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  • Married women
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  • Women
  • Women immigrants
  • Women pioneers

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