My Mortal Enemy by Willa Cather

My Mortal Enemy, Willa Cather, 1926, novel


My Mortal Enemy is a novel written by Willa Cather and first published in 1926. The central theme of the book is ambition and disenchantment.

Myra Driscoll is well known in her hometown of southern Illinois as she gave up a large family fortune to marry the man she was in love with. This liberating decision, made out of fidelity to herself and her ideals, leads Myra to a very rich life at the beginning, in the artistic and splendid New York of the time.

However, as time goes by, things will get complicated for the marriage and end in an impoverished end on the Pacific coast.

This book is illustrated by original drawings by W. A. Dwiggins.  Wikipedia

Author Willa Cather
Country United States
Language English
Publisher Alfred A. Knopf
Publication date 1926