Willa CatherΓÇÖs My ├üntonia is considered one of the most significant American novels of the twentieth century. Set during the great migration west to settle the plains of the North American continent,the narrative follows ├üntonia Shimerdaa pioneer who comes to Nebraska as a child and grows with the countryinspiring a childhood friendJim Burdento write her life story. The novel is important both for its literary aesthetic and as a portrayal of important aspects of American social ideals and historyparticularly the centrality of migration to American culture. The Broadview edition includes a rich selection of primary source materials: the revised introduction for the 1926 edition; CatherΓÇÖs ΓÇ£Mesa Verde Wonderland is Easy to ReachΓÇªΓÇ¥ ΓÇ£Nebraska: The End of the First CycleΓÇ¥ ΓÇ£PeterΓÇ¥and her comments on the novel; contemporary reviews and photographs.
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