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The Professor's House by Willa Cather, A. S. Byatt


The Professor's House by Willa Cather, A. S. Byatt

On the eve of his move to a new, more desirable residence, Professor Godfrey St Peter finds himself in the shabby study of his former home. Surrounded by the comforting, familiar sights of his past, he surveys his life and the people he has loved: his wife Lillian, his daughters and, above all, Tom Outland, his most outstanding student and once, his son-in-law to be. Enigmatic and courageous - and a tragic victim of the Great War - Tom has remained a source of inspiration to the professor. But he has also left behind him a troubling legacy which has brought betrayal and fracture to the women he loves most . . .


'She is undoubtedly one of the twentieth century's greatest

American writers'

*'Her voice, laconical and richly sensuous,

sings out with a note of unequivocal love for the people she is

setting down on the page

*'Cather makes a world which

is burningly alive, sometimes lovely, often tragic


About the Author

Willa Cather (1873-1947) was born in Virginia where for generations her ancestors farmed land. She became a teacher and journalist and is one of the greatest American writers of this century.

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Publication date

7th September 2006


Willa Cather, A. S. Byatt

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Virago Press Ltd an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group


256 pages


Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)



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