Unformatted text preview: In 1905, she published the short-story collection, The Troll Garden, which features her celebrated and much-anthologized story "Paul's Case." She joined the staff at McClure's magazine in 1906, remaining with them until 1912, the year she published her first novel, Alexander's Bridge. The novel was recognized as an attempt to mimic the style and themes of novelist Henry James. The following year, she published O Pioneers!, which prompted critical recognition of Cather as a fiction writer of merit. The novel relates the story of Alexandra Bergson, the daughter of Swedish immigrants, who sacrifices her personal desires in order to save her parents' farm following their deaths. The novel also tells the story of Alexandra's brother Emil, who conducts an affair with a married woman, resulting in the deaths of Emil and his lover. Alexandra's hard work and dedication, on the other resulting in the deaths of Emil and his lover....
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