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

    The Crime of Sylvester Bonnard

  1. Author: France, Anatole
    Title: The Crime of Sylvester Bonnard
    Date: 1890
    Genre: fiction
    Note Relating to Cather: According to a "Historical Essay," it is written: "In her journalistic days she had highly recommended to her readers [Anatole] France's The Crime of Sylvester Bonnard and lauded his election to the French Academy. She also had praised his novel Thais, and her Pittsburgh friend George Seibel remembered that they had read together France's Le Lys Rouge (The Red Lily)." In an 1897 Home Monthly article, Cather writes: "There is another French book I would like to recommend to everyone — particularly to those who care for quiet fiction of the reflective style. It is The Crime of Sylvestre Bonnard, by M. Anatole France.... It is the story of an old bookworm who has a little girl left on his hands and of how he 'brings her up.'"
    Note Source: The Professor's House Scholarly Edition, "Historical Essay" 321; Home Monthly 3/1897