Shadows on the Rock

Shadows on the Rock

by Willa Cather

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Overview

Shadows on the Rock is a novel by the American writer Willa Cather, published in 1931. The novel covers one year of the lives of Cecile Auclair and her father Euclide, French colonists in Quebec. Like many of Cather's books, the story is driven by detailed portraits of the characters, rather than a narrative plot.

At age 9 Cather moved with her family from Virginia to frontier Nebraska, where from age 10 she lived in the village of Red Cloud. There she grew up among the immigrants from Europe—Swedes, Bohemians, Russians, and Germans—who were breaking the land on the Great Plains.
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At the University of Nebraska she showed a marked talent for journalism and story writing, and on graduating in 1895 she obtained a position in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on a family magazine. Later she worked as copy editor and music and drama editor of the Pittsburgh Leader. She turned to teaching in 1901 and in 1903 published her first book of verses, April Twilights. In 1905, after the publication of her first collection of short stories, The Troll Garden, she was appointed managing editor of McClure’s, the New York muckraking monthly. After building up its declining circulation, she left in 1912 to devote herself wholly to writing novels.
Cather’s first novel, Alexander’s Bridge (1912), was a factitious story of cosmopolitan life. Under the influence of Sarah Orne Jewett’s regionalism, however, she turned to her familiar Nebraska material. With O Pioneers! (1913) and My Ántonia (1918), which has frequently been adjudged her finest achievement, she found her characteristic themes—the spirit and courage of the frontier she had known in her youth. One of Ours (1922), which won the Pulitzer Prize, and A Lost Lady (1923) mourned the passing of the pioneer spirit.
In her earlier Song of the Lark (1915), as well as in the tales assembled in Youth and the Bright Medusa (1920), including the much-anthologized “Paul’s Case,” and Lucy Gayheart (1935), Cather reflected the other side of her experience—the struggle of a talent to emerge from the constricting life of the prairies and the stifling effects of small-town life.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780599391116
Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc. MD
Publication date: 09/01/2019
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 311
File size: 202 KB

About the Author


John J. Murphy is a professor of English at Brigham Young University, author of My Antonia: The Road Home, and editor of Critical Essays on Willa Cather. David Stouck, a professor of English at Simon Fraser University, is the author of Willa Cather's Imagination and As for Sinclair Ross: A Biography. Frederick M. Link is a professor emeritus of English at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and textual editor of Cather's Obscure Destinies and The Professor's House.

Date of Birth:

December 7, 1873

Date of Death:

April 27, 1947

Place of Birth:

Winchester, Virginia

Place of Death:

New York, New York

Education:

B.A., University of Nebraska, 1895

Table of Contents

About Author:

PART 1 - THE APOTHECARY

Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Chapter 3

Chapter 4

Chapter 5

PART 2 - CÉCILE AND JACQUES

Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Chapter 3

Chapter 4

Chapter 5

Chapter 6

Chapter 7

Chapter 8

Chapter 9

PART 3 - THE LONG WINTER

Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Chapter 3

Chapter 4

Chapter 5

Chapter 6

PART 4 - PIERRE CHARRON

Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Chapter 3

PART 5 - THE SHIPS FROM FRANCE

Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Chapter 3

Chapter 4

PART 6 - THE DYING COUNT

Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Chapter 3

Chapter 4

PART 7 - EPILOGUE

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