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: France, Anatole
    Title: Thais
    Date: 1906
    Genre: fiction
    Note Relating to Cather: In a letter, Cather recommends Thais to Irene Miner Weisz. In a "Historical Essay," it was 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)."
    Note Source: A Calendar of the Letters of Willa Cather #822; The Professor's House Scholarly Edition, "Historical Essay" 321