First published in 1912, “Alexander’s Bridge” is American author Willa Cather’s first novel. The story centres around Bartley Alexander, a famous engineer and bridge builder who is going through a mid-life crisis. Despite having a wife named Winifred, Bartley rekindles an old flame in London—an affair that Bartley’s innate propriety and honour would make him regret.
Willa Sibert Cather (1873–1947) was an American writer famous for her novels related to frontier life on the Great Plains. Other notable works by this author include: “O Pioneers!” (1913), “The Song of the Lark” (1915), and “My Ántonia” (1918). She won the Pulitzer Prize for her World War I novel “One of Ours” (1922). This classic work is being republished now in a new edition complete with an excerpt from “Willa Cather – Written For The Borzoi, 1920” by H. L. Mencken.