Marian Forrester is the symbolic flower of the Old American West. She draws her strength from that solid foundation, bringing delight and beauty to her elderly husband, to the small town of Sweet Water where they live, to the prairie land itself, and to the young narrator of her story, Neil Herbert. All are bewitched by her brilliance and grace, and all are ultimately betrayed. For Marian longs for “life on any terms,” and in fulfilling herself, she loses all she loved and all who loved her. This, Willa Cather’s most perfect novel, is not only a portrait of a troubling beauty, but also a haunting evocation of a noble age slipping irrevocably into the past.Willa Cather always develops memorable characters in her novels, and Marian Forrester is no exception. Marian was Fitzgerald’s inspiration for Daisy Buchanan in The Great Gatsby. I’ve read most of Cather’s novels and I put A Lost Lady right up there with My Ántonia and One of Ours. She truly was a national treasure, one of the great American writers of the 20th century.
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