Sara Wheeler

My Ántonia
  • My Ántonia

  • Willa Cather’s best-loved novel, and the final book in the Great Plains trilogy, is a beautiful portrayal of friendship, longing and growing up in frontier Nebraska.

    When young orphan Jim Burden is sent to live with his grandparents in Nebraska, he finds himself growing up alongside Bohemian immigrant Ántonia Shimerda. Their childhoods are full of shared adventures but as they grow their paths diverge, spurred on by the dire poverty of the Shimerda family. Yet Jim will never forget Ántonia, spellbound by her strength and remarkable free spirit.

    WITH A NEW INTRODUCTION BY TRAVEL WRITER SARA WHEELER

Sara Wheeler’s travel books include Terra Incognita: Travels in Antarctica (1997), The Magnetic North: Travels in the Arctic (2010) and Access All Areas: Selected Writings 1990–2010 (2011). She has also written biographies of Apsley Cherry-Garrard and Denys Finch Hatton, and O My America!, about women who travelled to America in the nineteenth century.