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Alexander’s Bridge

Death Comes for the Archbishop

Five Stories

A Lost Lady

Lucy Gayheart

My Ántonia

O Pioneers!

Obscure Destinies

The Old Beauty and Others

One of Ours

The Professor’s House

Sapphira and the Slave Girl

Shadows on the Rock

The Song of the Lark

The Trol Garden

Uncle Valentine and Other Stories

Youth and the Bright Medusa


Copyright 1926 by Willa Cather

Copyright renewed 1954 by Edith Lewis and The City Bank Farmers Trust Co.

Excerpt from The Selected Letters of Wil a Cather copyright © 2013 by The Willa Cather Literary Trust.

All rights reserved under International and Pan-American Copyright Conventions. Published in the United States by Vintage Books, a division of Random House, Inc., New York, and simultaneously in Canada by Random House of Canada Limited, Toronto. Originally published by Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., in 1926.

Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Cather, Willa, 1873–1947.

My mortal enemy/Willa Cather–1st Vintage Books classics ed. p. cm.–(Vintage classics) eISBN: 978-0-307-80524-9

I. Title. II. Series.

PS3505.A87M9 1990 90-50169





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Title Page



Part One

Chapter One

Chapter Two

Chapter Three

Chapter Four

Chapter Five

Chapter Six

Part Two

Chapter One

Chapter Two

Chapter Three

Chapter Four

Chapter Five

Chapter Six

Chapter Seven

Excerpt from The Selected Letters of Wil a Cather

About the Author


After My Mortal Enemy the next novel was to be Death Comes for the Archbishop, that most fluent and serene of Willa Cather’s elegies.

Before it, by a handful of years, there had been the radiance and the supreme ease of My Ántonia. In the years between there was a gathering darkness of which My Mortal Enemy, in form the most severe and in its implications the most furious of Willa Cather’s novels, was the crisis.

Or it is to be seen that the same forces of darkness had been gathering from the beginning and that a series of holding visions culminating in My Ántonia had given way. Alexander’s Bridge, in 1912, a story of a hubristic hero who reached beyond convention for a new freshness and an extra intensity in life and who overreached himself, and then O Pioneers! and then The Song of the Lark, all quite different in their circumstances and occasions, had all struggled toward an image of poised and indisputable greatness, by which everything that cluttered, everything that was tawdry and cheap and s

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