Imagen de la librería
Virginia-born and Nebraska-raised, Willa Cather (1873-1947) often wrote of pioneer life in the West. "Death Comes for the Archbishop" is set in the Territory of New Mexico and concerns the first bishop and his vicar who are sent there to establish the Catholic Church in the new territory. This is a Modern Library reprint edition of Cather's novel, originally published in 1927. --- In Toledano spine 7 / brown balloon cloth / limp boards / gilt cover & spine lettering & decorations / violet topstain / orange Kent endpapers / jacket style e / verso lists 236 titles in ML catalog. Likely published c.1935 (though 1927 date appears in the book). Jacket with a drawing from Harold Von Schmidt on cover. ML #191.1. --- With prior owner's inked info. to half title page and with mildly rounded cover corners, volume is otherwise clean, unmarked and firm. Dust jacket with original $.95 flap price, with brown and reddish blotches to cover, small tears and slightly darkened spine; in removable mylar protector.; 16mo (6 to 7 in. tall); 303 pages. N° de ref. de la librería
Sinopsis: (Book Jacket Status: Jacketed)
Introduction by A. S. Byatt
Willa Cather’s story of the missionary priest Father Jean Marie Latour and his work of faith in the wilderness of the Southwest is told with a spare but sensuous directness and profound artistry. When Latour arrives in 1851 in the territory of New Mexico, newly acquired by the United States, what he finds is a vast desert region of red hills and tortured arroyos that is American by law but Mexican and Indian in custom and belief. Over the next four decades, Latour works gently and tirelessly to spread his faith and to build a soaring cathedral out of the local golden rock—while contending with unforgiving terrain, derelict and sometimes rebellious priests, and his own loneliness.
DEATH COMES FOR THE ARCHBISHOP shares a limitless, craggy beauty with the New Mexico landscape of desert, mountain, and canyon in which its central action takes place, and its evocations of that landscape and those who are drawn to it suggest why Cather is acknowledged without question as the most poetically exact chronicler of the American frontier.
From the Back Cover: Death Comes for the Archbishop sprang from Willa Cather's love for the land and cultures of the American Southwest. Published in 1927 to both praise and perplexity, it has since claimed for itself a major place in twentieth-century literature. The narrative follows Bishop Jean Latour and Father Joseph Vaillant, friends since their childhood in France, as they organize the new Roman Catholic diocese of Santa Fe subsequent to the Mexican War. While seeking to revive the church and build a cathedral in the desert, the clerics, like their historical prototypes, Bishop Jean Laury and Father Joseph Machebeuf, face religious corruption, natural adversity, and the loneliness of living in a strange and unforgiving land. The historical essay traces the artistic and spiritual development that led to its writing. The broad-ranging explanatory notes illuminate the elements of French, Mexican, Hispanic, and Native American cultures that meet in the course of the narrative, they also explain the part played by the land and its people - their history, religion, art, and languages.
Título: Death Comes for the Archbishop (Modern ...
Editorial: The Modern Library [c.1935]
Año de publicación: 1935
Condición del libro: Very Good
Descripción Modern Library,, NY:, 1984. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Near Fine. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Near Fine. A reprint edition. Remainder mark on bottom edge, else near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Nº de ref. de la librería 47189
Descripción Modern Library. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Good. This book has a light amount of wear to the pages, cover and binding. Nº de ref. de la librería G0394605039I3N00
Descripción Modern Library. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. Very good condition book with only light signs of previous use. Nº de ref. de la librería G0394605039I4N10
Descripción Modern Library. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Good. Dust Cover Missing. Book shows minor use. Cover and Binding have minimal wear, and the pages have only minimal creases. Nº de ref. de la librería G0394605039I3N01
Descripción Modern Library. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: As New. Book appears to be new. Nº de ref. de la librería G0394605039I2N00
Descripción Modern Library. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. Light wear to edges and pages. Cover and spine show no easily noticeable damage. Nº de ref. de la librería G0394605039I4N10
Descripción Modern Library. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Very good condition - book only shows a small amount of wear. Nº de ref. de la librería G0394605039I4N00
Descripción The Modern Library, 1984. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Fine. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Fine. Cather, Willa. DEATH COMES FOR THE ARCHBISHOP. NY: The Modern Library, c1984. 299pp. sm. 8vo. Fine hardcover in fine d/j. Nº de ref. de la librería 66015
Descripción The Modern Library [c.1980-1985], New York, 1980. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good+. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Good. A Modern Library reprint edition of the author's novel, originally published in 1927. Virginia-born and Nebraska-raised, Willa Cather (1873-1947) often wrote of pioneer life in the West. "Death Comes for the Archbishop" is set in the Territory of New Mexico and concerns the first bishop and his vicar who are sent there to establish the Catholic Church in the new territory. --- Toledano spine 16 / brown paper-covered boards / gilt-stamped spine titling / perfect bound (not stiched) / style G ML torchbearer logo endpapers / jacket style q / verso advertises Modern Library titles using last 6 digits of ISBN numbers. Volume bears 1955 date but likely published c.1980-1985. --- A clean, firm, unmarked copy but with slight soiling to textblock edges. Good only dust jacket with chipping to edges & price sticker remnants; in removable mylar protector.; 12mo (7 to 7-1/2 in. tall) ; 299 pages. Nº de ref. de la librería 79959
Descripción Modern Library, New York. Hardcover Mit Schutzumschlag. Estado de conservación: Neu. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Neu. Cather, Willa Death Comes For The Archbishop 299 S. , gebunden mit farbigem Schutzumschlag neu Widely regarded as Willa Cather’s masterpiece. Two French missionaries make their way into the harsh, unexplored mountainous region of New Mexico in the hope pf revivifying there the religion that had been brought by Spanish priests and then left to decay in the hands of insubordinate and materialistic clergy. Nº de ref. de la librería 002407