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


  1. Author: Sardou, Victorien
    Title: Cleopatra
    Date: 1891
    Genre: drama
    Note Relating to Cather: In an 1897 Journal article, Cather reviewed Fanny Davenport's productions of several plays by Victorien Sardou: Fedora, La Tosca, Cleopatra, Madame Sans Gene, and Gismonda: "And there is only one Sardou. The matronly Fanny Davenport has been giving him to us all week and he is just as great as ever — in spite of Fanny." In an 1895 Courier article, Cather review of Lillian Lewis as Shakespeare's Cleopatra: "I wish it had been Sardou's Cleopatra that Miss Lewis played, for, compared to Shakespeare's it is cheap and tawdry, it has less beauty to mar, less dignity to lose."
    Note Source: Journal 1/31/1897; Courier 10/26/1895