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The Professor's house

The Professor's house

Cather, Willa, 1873-1947

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

Book. English.
Published London: Virago, 1981

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Statement of responsibility: Willa Cather ; with an introduction by A.S. Byatt
ISBN: 086068184X, 9780860681847
Note: First published 1925.
Physical Description: 283p ; 20 cm.
Series: Virago modern classics ; 57
Subject: Fiction in English American writers 1900-1945 Texts

Author note

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.


The most sensuous of writers. Willa Cather builds her imagined world almost as solidly as our five senses build the universe around us
REBECCA WEST||Cather belongs not only at the centre of American cultural developments but in the canon of world literature