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: Montaigne, Michel Eyquem de
    Title: Essays
    Date: 1892
    Genre: nonfiction
    Note Relating to Cather: In A Lost Lady, Niel Herbert reads Montaigne when he is supposed to be reading law. In Lucy Gayheart, Clement Sebastian enjoys watching Lucy walk up to his apartment each morning. One morning he tells Lucy: "Montaigne says somewhere that in early youth the joy of life lies in the feet."
    Note Source: A Lost Lady Part I, chap. 7; Lucy Gayheart Book I, Chap. 7