Alexander's Bridge: Willa Cather's First Novel, Willa Cather
  • $4.83
    • Facebook Share
    • Twitter Share
    • Pinterest Share

Details

Alexander's Bridge: Willa Cather's First Novel

Author: Willa Cather

Narrator: Deaver Brown

Unabridged: 2 hr 47 min

Format: Digital Audiobook

Publisher: Findaway

Published: 01/25/2011

Genre: Fiction - Classics

Synopsis

Alexander's Bridge was Willa Cather's first novel and one of her best. Bartley Alexander was the world's leading bridge builder, something that was considered an awesome skill in the early 20th century. Alexander has the strength and regret that weave throughout Cather's male characters much as they do through those of her contemporary authors, Fitzgerald, Hemingway, Dreiser, Anderson, Lewis, and others. Mrs. Alexander has the strength and forbearance of Cather's female characters, shown off most clearly after the great bridge collapses along with Alexander himself.The novel bathes its locations in a glow reminiscent of a lovely Impressionist painting, full of light and luminosity. Boston has never appeared more glorious than in her descriptions, as one example.The novel starts with great strength but with a forbidding air. It ends as a great Greek drama with the collapse of the hero and the literal collapse of his great work. This is the Cather novel to start with.

Recommended

A Christmas Carol In Prose, A Ghost Story of Christmas
A Christmas Carol
by Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens' classic morality tale for Christmastide, first published in 1843.Elderly miser Ebenezer Scrooge receives an unexpected visit from a series of otherworldly advisors...Narrated by Robin Reads.

Narrator: Robin Reads
Published: 12/01/2022

A Christmas Carol A Full Cast Audio Production of the Dickens Classic
A Christmas Carol
by Charles Dickens

A Christmas Carol is Charles Dickens's classic tale of the redemption of Ebenezer Scrooge. In this all-new full-cast dramatization, we re-live the iconic story where the mean old businessman is visited by the spirits of Christmases past, present and...

Narrator: Full Cast
Published: 10/29/2012

The Old Man and the Sea
The Old Man and the Sea
by Ernest Hemingway

Hemingway's Pulitzer Prize-winning classic The Old Man and the Sea is one of Hemingway's most enduring works. Told in language of great simplicity and power, it is the story of an old Cuban fisherman, down on his luck, and his supreme ordeal -- a ...

Narrator: Donald Sutherland
Published: 05/01/2006

The P.G. Wodehouse Collection
The P.G. Wodehouse Collection
by P. G. Wodehouse

This title includes not only the entire audiobook of Right Ho, Jeeves, but also all of the P.G. Wodehouse titles in the current Classic Tales library. It also includes a Jeeves short story only available in the collection: "Extricating Young Gussie"...

Narrator: B.J. Harrison
Published: 01/01/2011

The Great Gatsby
The Great Gatsby
by F. Scott Fitzgerald

The year is 1922, and young Nick Carraway moves to the village of West Egg, where he discovers that his neighbor is the eclectic millionaire Jay Gatsby. As he and Gatsby become acquainted, Nick is thrown into a world full of dazzling parties, unrequ...

Narrator: Sean Astin
Published: 01/01/2021

A Christmas Carol Booktrack Edition
A Christmas Carol
by Charles Dickens

Listen to A Christmas Carol with a movie-style soundtrack and amplify your audiobook experience.The miserly Ebenezer Scrooge is a cold-hearted man of business and has little time for the good humor and charity of the Christmas season. But that's abo...

Narrator: Kyle M.
Published: 03/31/2018

The Secret Adversary
The Secret Adversary
by Agatha Christie

A flustered man gives a young woman some papers. Then the Lusitania sinks, and the young woman disappears. The result is a chain of events that could topple the very government. Meanwhile, Tommy and Tuppence, dear old friends, get to comparing notes...

Narrator: B. J. Harrison
Published: 09/10/2018

The Mysterious Affair at Styles
The Mysterious Affair at Styles
by Agatha Christie

Tragedy strikes at the estate at Styles. The old woman dies from what appears to be strychnine poisoning. The funny little Belgian, Hercule Poirot is called in to investigate, though he appears to disregard every bit of damaging evidence. Has the gr...

Narrator: B.J. Harrison
Published: 01/01/2010

A Christmas Carol In Prose. Being a Ghost Story of Christmas
A Christmas Carol
by Charles Dickens

Ebenezer Scrooge runs a tight shop with a tight fist and a sharp tongue. On Christmas Eve, he is visited by the ghost of his old partner, Jacob Marley. Marley relates that in order for Scrooge’s soul to be reclaimed, he must be haunted by thre...

Narrator: B.J. Harrison
Published: 12/10/2021
{"id":"7083843","ean":"9781614960140","abr":"Unabridged","title":"Alexander's Bridge: Willa Cather's First Novel","subtitle":"Willa Cather's First Novel","author":"Willa Cather","rating_average":"0","narrator":"Deaver Brown","ubr_id":"7083843","abr_id":"0","ubr_price":"6.99","abr_price":"0.00","ubr_memprice":"4.54","abr_memprice":"0.00","ubr_narrator":"Deaver Brown","abr_narrator":"","ubr_length":"Unabridged: 2 hr 47 min","abr_length":"Abridged: "}