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

    "Poor Richard's Almanack"

  1. Author: Franklin, Benjamin
    Title: "Poor Richard's Almanack"
    Date: 1733-1758
    Genre: nonfiction
    Note Relating to Cather: In Sapphira and the Slave Girl, Sapphira quotes an almanac aphorism: "Hospitality, like fish, stinks after three days." She goes on to point out, however, that southern hospitality stretches out as long as the visitor pleases. John March (282) suggests that similar sayings can be found in the June 1733 and the June 1736 editions of the almanac. Wick Cutter, in My Antonia, is fond of quoting "Poor Richard's Almanack" to Jim Burden.
    Note Source: Sapphira and the Slave Girl Book VI, Chap. 2; My AntoniaBook II, Chap. 11