Books: A Lost Lady-- Miss Cather Reconstructs the West of the Railroad Kings

A Lost Lady* Miss Cather Reconstructs the West of the Railroad Kings

The Story. Some 40 years ago— in the days of the railroad aristocracy, when life was more spacious— the Forrester place at Sweet Water was known from Omaha to Denver for its hospitality and a certain charm of atmosphere. There lived Captain Daniel Forrester, pioneer-hearted, a man whose age was the age of a strong pine, and Marian, his second wife, 25 years younger than himself. It was from her that the charm of the house proceeded— that delightful and airy...

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