Bibliography of Willa Cather's Reading

This bibliography was created by Sharon Hoover and Melissa Ryan. They know that the existing work, though large, is incomplete, and they invite interested scholars, readers, and students to submit new works to the bibliography. To do so, please contact the editor of the Willa Cather Archive at . Any resource that attempts to be comprehensive depends upon a community of scholars, readers, and other interested parties.

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Total Number of Entries in Reading Bibliography: 1056

    Eliot, George

  1. Author: Eliot, George
    Title: Romola
    Date: 1863
    Genre: novel
    Note Relating to Cather: On Elwyn A. Barron's dramatization of the novel for Julia Marlowe: "Romola is the most tedious and impossible as it is the most studied of all George Eliot's novels. It is great in its way, but not as a novel. Then what will it be as a play?"
    Note Source: Courier 9/7/1895


  2. Author: Eliot, George
    Title: Silas Marner
    Date: 1861
    Genre: novel
    Note Relating to Cather: Silas Marner is slow reading but not dull.
    Note Source: A Calendar of the Letters of Willa Cather #1651


  3. Author: Eliot, George
    Title: The Mill on the Floss
    Date: 1860
    Genre: novel
    Note Relating to Cather: In Home Monthly, Cather writes: "The childhood of David and his sister [in Mrs. Humphry Ward's David Grieve] is done with a strong comprehensive touch that recalls George Eliot's matchless treatment of little Tom and Maggie Tulliver." In Courier, Cather writes: "She ... wished to make a complete picture of country life and took a large canvas and brought a company of stolid earthly people about her more feverish characters. But she knew when to lay all of them aside ..."
    Note Source: Home Monthly 5/1897; Courier 9/16/1899


  4. Author: Eliot, George
    Note Relating to Cather: Cather thought George Eliot necessary reading in high school.
    Note Source: A Calendar of the Letters of Willa Cather #1454