Willa Cather

Death Comes for the Archbishop
  • Death Comes for the Archbishop

  • A portrait of an enduring friendship, from one of America’s most celebrated novelists.

    ‘Quite simply a masterpiece’ Daily Telegraph

    Two priests are despatched from Rome to New Mexico to reinvigorate Catholicism among the locals, knowing little of the challenges that await them. Over almost four decades they encounter a rich variety of people, from rebellious Mexican priests to steadfast Native Americans uninterested in changing their longstanding customs.

    ‘Its whole effect works slowly and mysteriously ... a major, and rare, artistic achievement’ AS Byatt

Novels by Willa CatherAlexander's Bridge 1912 O Pioneers! 1913 The Song of the Lark 1915 My Ántonia 1918 One of Ours 1922 A Lost Lady 1923 The Professor's House 1925 My Mortal Enemy 1926 Death Comes for the Archbishop 1927 Shadows on the Rock 1931 Lucy Gayheart 1935 Sapphira and the Slave Girl 1940 Short Fiction The Troll Garden 1905 Youth and the Bright Medusa 1920 Obscure Destinies 1932 The Old Beauty and Others 1948 Willa Cather's Collected Short Fiction, 1892-1912 1965 Uncle Valentine and Other Stories: Willa Cather's Uncollected Short Fiction, 1915-1929 1972 Introducer Biography: Elaine Showalter is the author of the recent ground-breaking study of American women writers, A Jury of Her Peers, and the classic A Literature of Their Own: British Women Novelists from Bronte to Lessing.


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