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    • ISBN:9781853811630
    • Publication date:19 Apr 1990
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Alexander's Bridge

By Willa Cather

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In this, her first novel, Willa Cather sympathetically explores the struggle between opposing sides of the self - something that was to become a hallmark of her craft.

Something had broken loose in him of which he knew nothing except that it was sullen and powerful, that it wrung and tortured him.'

Bartley Alexander, an engineer famous for the audacious structure of his North American bridges, is at the height of his reputation. He has a distinguished and beautiful wife and an enviable Boston home. Then, on a trip to London, he meets again the Irish actress he had once loved. Their affair resumes, and Alexander finds himself caught in a transatlantic tug of emotions - between the wife who has supported his career with understanding and strength and Hilda, whose impulsiveness and generosity restore to him the passion and energy of his youth. Alongside this personal dilemma there are ominous signs of strain in his professional life . . .

Biographical Notes

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 America's greatest writers.

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  • ISBN: 9781844083718
  • Publication date: 07 Sep 2006
  • Page count: 176
  • Imprint: Virago
Cather makes a world which is burningly alive, sometimes lovely, often tragic — Helen Dunmore
She is undoubtedly one of the twentieth century's greatest American writers — OBSERVER
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