One of Ours

Version: Unabridged
Author: Willa Cather
Narrator: Kristen Underwood
Genres: Fiction & Literature, Historical Fiction
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Published In: March 2017
# of Units: 12 CDs
Length: 14 hours, 19 minutes
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Overview

Willa Cather’s Pulitzer Prize–winning novel tells of the making of a young American soldier.
Claude Wheeler, the sensitive, aspiring protagonist, resembles the youngest son of a peculiarly American fairy tale. His fortune is ready-made for him, but he refuses to settle for it. Alienated from his crass father and pious mother, all but rejected by a wife who reserves her ardor for missionary work, and dissatisfied with farming, Claude is an idealist without an ideal to cling to. It is only when his country enters the First World War that Claude finds the purpose he has been searching for all his life. His yearnings impel him toward a frontier wilder and more violent than the one tamed by his pioneer ancestors.
One of Ours is a canny and vital portrait of an American psyche at once skeptical and romantic, restless and heroic.

Author Details

Author Details

Cather, Willa

Willa Cather (1873-1947), the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of more than fifteen books, was one of the most distinguished American writers of the early twentieth century.