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One of Ours

Qwerty Books (Editor), Willa Cather

Paperback

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Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (12/31/2005)
Digital Audiobook (8/1/2022)
Paperback (8/24/2012)
Paperback (9/2/2014)
Hardcover (3/29/2014)
Hardcover (9/20/2018)
Paperback (11/28/2021)
Paperback (10/29/2019)
Paperback (10/27/2022)
Paperback (8/16/2017)
Hardcover (10/27/2022)
Paperback (1/2/2023)
Paperback (6/6/2015)
Paperback (9/20/2018)
Paperback (6/21/2014)

Description

One of Ours is a novel by Willa Cather, first published in 1922. The novel won the 1923 Pulitzer Prize for the Novel. One of Ours tells the story of the life of Claude Wheeler, a Nebraska native around the turn of the 20th century. The son of a successful farmer and an intensely pious mother, he is guaranteed a comfortable livelihood. Nevertheless, Wheeler views himself as a victim of his father's success and his own inexplicable malaise.The novel is divided into two parts: the first half in Nebraska, where Claude Wheeler struggles to find his life's purpose and is left disappointed, and the second in France, where his pursuit of purpose is vindicated. A romantic unfulfilled by marriage and an idealist without an ideal to cling to, Wheeler fulfills his romantic idealism on the brutal battlefields of 1918 France.One of Ours is a portrait of a peculiarly American personality, a young man born after the American frontier has vanished, whose quintessentially American restlessness seeks redemption on a frontier far bloodier and more distant than that which his forefathers tamed.

Createspace Independent Publishing Platform, 9781726008648, 238pp.

Publication Date: August 22, 2018