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

    Fielding, Henry

  1. Author: Fielding, Henry
    Title: Tom Jones, a Foundling
    Date: 1749
    Genre: nonfiction
    Note Relating to Cather: In her review of Phillpotts's Sons of the Morning, Cather says, "The combat between the two sisters, Margery and Sally Cramphorn, in its rich humor and lusty spirit recalls the famous battle in Tom Jones in which Mollie, the forester's daughter, lost her new gown and most of her reputation." In A Lost Lady, Niel Herbert reads Tom Jones when he is supposed to be reading law.
    Note Source: Courier 8/10/1901; A Lost Lady Part I, Chap. 7


  2. Author: Fielding, Henry
    Note Relating to Cather: In a letter, Cather writes that Henry Fielding is necessary reading in high school. In "Before Breakfast," Henry Grenfell says that when he reads he likes to read "something human--the old fellows: Scott and Dickens and Fielding. I get a great kick out of them."
    Note Source: A Calendar of the Letters of Willa Cather #1454; The Old Beauty and Others 147-8