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One of Ours
by Willa Cather

Published: 2015-06-10
Paperback : 228 pages
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One of Ours is a novel by Willa Cather that won the 1923 Pulitzer Prize, first published in 1922. The Novel explores the life of Claude Wheeler, a young Nebraskan who refuses to settle for a life others have imagined for him. Alienated from his parents and rejected by his wife, Wheeler finally ...
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One of Ours is a novel by Willa Cather that won the 1923 Pulitzer Prize, first published in 1922. The Novel explores the life of Claude Wheeler, a young Nebraskan who refuses to settle for a life others have imagined for him. Alienated from his parents and rejected by his wife, Wheeler finally finds his destiny on the bloody battlefields of World War I. It tells the story of the life of Claude Wheeler, a Nebraska native around the turn of the 20th century. The son of a successful farmer and an intensely pious mother, he is guaranteed a comfortable livelihood. Nevertheless, Wheeler views himself as a victim of his father's success and his own inexplicable malaise. One of Ours is a portrait of a peculiarly American personality, a young man born after the American frontier has vanished, whose quintessentially American restlessness seeks redemption on a frontier far bloodier and more distant than that which his forefathers tamed.

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  "One of Ours"by Linda40 (see profile) 03/13/17

A beautifully written story of Claude Wheeler who is struggling to find his purpose in life. It takes place on the Prairies of Nebraska and the battlefield of WWI. If you like beautifully written novels... (read more)

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