The Troll Garden

In these masterful short stories, many of which are set against the harsh but spectacular American prairie, Pulitzer Prize winner Willa Cather has captured the sweeping drama of the West and the spirit of its people. This volume includes her collection The Troll Garden as it appeared originally in 1905, as well as such classic early stories as -The Enchanted Bluff, - -Eric Hermannson's Souls, - and -The Bohemian Girl.- Rich with autobiographical elements from the Nebraska of her childhood, Cather's tales feature complex characters: taciturn Swedes struggling against the unpredictable land; misfit artists alienated from the common people; and women whose dreams clash with the expectations of society. In luminous writing, Cather renders the conflict between character and environment and the pioneer virtues of perseverance, courage, and dignity.