Willa Cather
Lesson plans for My Ántonia, "Paul's Case," and more

|Biography and Background| |My Ántonia| |O Pioneers!| |Paul's Case" and other short stories|

Willa Cather: Biography and Background

The Northern Great Plains, 1880-1920: Photographs from the Fred Hultstrand and F.A. Pazandak Photograph Collections
These historical photographs may help students visualize settings and/or objects mentioned in Cather's writing.

Willa Cather

My Ántonia

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O Pioneers!

O Pioneers!
Downloadable text of the novel in multiple formats, including EPUB, Kindle, and plain text.

O Pioneers! Study Guide
A Viewing Guide for the 1992 Hallmark Film, including discussion questions and suggestions of elements to watch for, such as theme and structure.

"Paul's Case" and other short stories

"Neighbour Rosicky"
Summary and commentary.

"The Garden Lodge"
Text of the story, available in PDF and Google Docs format.

"Old Mrs. Harris"
Summary and commentary. Themes/topics are suggested by the keywords.

"Paul's Case"
Text of the story.

Toward a Critical Reading of "Paul's Case"
Questions for analysis.

"Paul's Case"
Summary and commentary. Themes/topics are suggested by the keywords.

Perspectives in American Literature: Willa Cather
A bibliography of criticism and study questions related to "Neighbour Rosicky" and "Old Mrs. Harris."

Differences between father and son lead to suicide in a Bohemian immigrant family.

"A Wagner Matinée"
Prereading/postreading theme questions, context clues, and editing practice. This document requires Adobe Reader or compatible application for access.