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My Antonia
By W. T. Benda (illustrator) and Willa Cather
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Penguin USA
Publication date December 12, 2012
Pages 293
Binding Hardcover
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780143123156
ISBN-10 0143123157
Dimensions 1 by 5.50 by 8 in.
Weight 0.78 lbs.
Original list price $20.00
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: From A to Z, the Penguin Drop Caps series collects 26 unique hardcovers—featuring cover art by type superstar Jessica Hische

It all begins with a letter. Fall in love with Penguin Drop Caps, a new series of twenty-six collectible and gift-worthy hardcover editions, each with a type cover showcasing a gorgeously illustrated letter of the alphabet by superstar type designer Jessica Hische, whose work has appeared everywhere from Tiffany & Co. to Wes Anderson's film Moonrise Kingdom to Penguin's own bestsellers Committed and Rules of Civility. A collaboration between Jessica Hische and Penguin Art Director Paul Buckley,  the series design encompasses foil-stamped paper-over-board cases in a rainbow-hued spectrum across all twenty-six book spines and a dacorative stain on all three paper edges. Penguin Drop Caps debuts with an “A” for Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, a “B” for Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre, and a “C” for Willa Cather’s My Ántonia, and continues with more classics from Penguin.

C is for Cather. My Ántonia is considered one of the most significant American novels of the twentieth century. Set during the great migration west to settle the plains of the North American continent, the narrative follows Antonia Shimerda, a pioneer who comes to Nebraska as a child and grows with the country, inspiring a childhood friend, Jim Burden, to write her life story. The novel is important both for its literary aesthetic and as a portrayal of important aspects of American social ideals and history, particularly the centrality of migration to American culture. 

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With Willa Cather | Reprint edition from Penguin USA (December 12, 2012)
9780143123156 | details & prices | 293 pages | 5.50 × 8.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.78 lbs | List price $20.00
About: From A to Z, the Penguin Drop Caps series collects 26 unique hardcovers—featuring cover art by type superstar Jessica Hische It all begins with a letter.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780548651896 Book cover for 9780803245709
 
With Willa Cather | from Bison Books (June 1, 2013)
9780803245709 | details & prices | 360 pages | 6.00 × 9.25 × 1.00 in. | 1.20 lbs | List price $18.95
About: Hailed by reviewers and readers for its originality, vitality, and truth, this novel secured Willa Cather a place in the first rank of American writers.
With Willa Cather | from Kessinger Pub Co (October 31, 2007)
9780548651896 | details & prices | 452 pages | List price $36.95
About: This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original.

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