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

    Major, Charles

  1. Author: Major, Charles
    Title: When Knighthood Was in Flower
    Date: 1898
    Genre: fiction
    Note Relating to Cather: In "The Hundred Worst Books and They That Wrote Them" Cather writes: "If there are not more than a hundred of them in themselves I should surely put into the category of poor books most of these insincere historical romances, from sweet Janice and When Knighthood Was in Flower down to the least successful and least convincing of the lot." According to Willa Cather Remembered, Charles Major was Cather's dinner partner at a dinner for Mark Twain. She and Major discovered that they both knew Fred Otte. When Knighthood was in Flower was on the The New York Tiimes bestseller list for three years. Nothing was said here about her reaction to it.
    Note Source: "The Hundred Worst Books and They That Wrote Them"; Willa Cather Remembered 46