Death Comes for the Archbishop

By Willa Cather (Author)

Series Signature Editions


Pub Date 9/5/2023

ISBN 9781454951063

Format Paperback



Death Comes for the Archbishop

by Willa Cather
In 1851 Father Jean Marie Latour comes to serve as the Apostolic Vicar to New Mexico. What he finds is a vast territory of red hills and tortuous arroyos, American by law but Mexican and Indian in custom and belief. In the almost forty years that follow, Latour spreads his faith in the only way he knows—gently, all the while contending with an unforgiving landscape, derelict and sometimes openly rebellious priests, and his own loneliness. Out of these events, Cather gives us an indelible vision of life unfolding in a place where time itself seems suspended.

Willa Cather (1873–1947) was an American novelist and short story writer. Cather received the Pulitzer Prize for her novel One of Ours. Her distinguished regionalist writing includes her Great Plains trilogy (O Pioneers!, The Song of the Lark, and My Ántonia).

Title Details

Pages 216 pages

Trim 5.25 x 8 x 0 Inches

Territories World

Category Classics