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The Professor's House

by Willa Cather, A. S. Byatt

Part of the Virago Modern Classics Series

The Professor's House Synopsis

INTRODUCED BY A. S. BYATT 'Willa Cather makes a world which is burningly alive, sometimes lovely, often tragic' Helen Dunmore 'She is undoubtedly one of the greatest American writers' Observer 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 . . .

The Professor's House Press Reviews

She is undoubtedly one of the greatest American writers * Observer * Willa Cather makes a world which is burningly alive, sometimes lovely, often tragic -- Helen Dunmore

Book Information

ISBN: 9781844083763
Publication date: 7th September 2006
Author: Willa Cather, A. S. Byatt
Publisher: Virago Press Ltd an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 256 pages
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Willa Cather, A. S. Byatt

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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