Cather's masterpiece of life, death and faith in New Mexico, new to Modern Classics.
Two French priests, friends since childhood, are sent to the newly created diocese of New Mexico. Life there is hard and frequently dangerous. Journeys between parishes are beset by the perils of bandits and storms. The people do not always want to hear the priests' message. But through their many years together, the two priests are sustained by friendship, faith and the magnificent landscapes of New Mexico, until at last they must be separated.
Cather's beautiful novel is renowned for its vivid writing on landscape and is a variation on her great theme: the making of America in the west.
Quite simply a masterpiece ... I am completely bowled over by it; by the power of its writing, by the vividness of its scene painting and by the stories it tells ...This is a book which I go on rereading -- A.N. Wilson
Its whole effect works slowly and mysteriously in the reader, and cannot be summed up ... Cather's composed acceptance of mystery is a major, and rare, artistic achievement -- A. S. Byatt
A tremendous, ranging story, economical and distilled as poetry -- Jane Gardam
Series: Penguin Modern Classics
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 5th July 2018
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 13.0
Weight (kg): 0.17
Edition Number: 1