My Ántonia is a 1918 novel by American writer Willa Cather. The last book of her Great Plains trilogy, it is considered to be among her best works and proceeds O Pioneers! and The Song of the Lark.
The novel continues the tale of the two children brought to the pioneers in Nebraska towards the end of the 19th century: Jim Burden, an orphan from Virginia, and Ántonia Shimerda.
Cather’s My Ántonia is her masterpiece and constitutes a must-read for fans of her fantastic frontier fiction.
Willa Sibert Cather (1873–1947) was an American writer famous for her novels related to frontier life on the Great Plains. 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 by H. L. Mencken.