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: Du Maurier, George
    Title: Trilby
    Date: 1894
    Genre: fiction
    Note Relating to Cather: In an 1894 Journal article, Cather writes: "It is certainly inconsistent that today, when Balzac and Tess of the d'Urbervilles is in all the public libraries, there should be objections to Trilby's appearance in Harper's Magazine. It is doubly inconsistent that people who can read unflinchingly Sarah Grand and Iota, with their cheap, vulgar, ignorant discussions of questions that should not be touched outside of a medical clinic, should shudder at the clean, dainty pages of Du Maurier's latest novel." In an 1895 Journal article, Cather discusses Paul Potter's successful dramatization of Trilby. In a Home Monthly piece on the death of George du Maurier, Cather discusses Trilby and mentions Peter Ibbetson.
    Note Source: Journal 12/23/1894; Journal 4/7/1895; Home Monthly 11/1896