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First published in 1926, this book is Willa Cather's sparest and most dramatic novel, a dark and prescient portrait of a marriage that subverts our oldest notions about the nature of domestic happiness. As a young woman, Myra Henshawe gave up a fortune to marry for love--a boldly romantic gesture that became a legend in her family. But this worldly, sarcastic, and perhaps even wicked woman may have been made for something greater than love. In her portrait of Myra and in her exquisitely nuanced depiction of her marriage, Cather shows the evolution of a human spirit as it comes to bridle against the constraints of ordinary happiness and seek an otherwordly fulfillment. My Mortal Enemy is a work whose drama and intensely moral imagination make it unforgettable.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780679731795
ISBN-10: 0679731792
Format: Paperback
(203mm x 133mm x 6mm)
Pages: 85
Imprint: Vintage Books
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Publish Date: 1-Dec-1992
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Cather

WILLA CATHER, author of twelve novels, including O Pioneers!, My Antonia, and Death Comes for the Archbishop, was born in Virginia in 1873 but grew up in Nebraska, where many of her novels are set. She died in 1947 in New York City."

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