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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (556 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Willa Cather Narrator: Walter Covell Publisher: Jimcin Recordings Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2007 ISBN:
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Paul's Case was first published in 1905 in Willa Cather's first story collection, The Troll Garden, which began her literary career. When the story was printed in McClure's magazine in May of the same year, it brought Cather to national attention. In 1920 the story was reprinted by Alfred Knopf in Youth and the Bright Medusa. Paul's Case examines the dangers of art and the struggles of youthful artists in a commercial world. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeremy | 1/3/2014

    " I love tragic aesthetes. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rebecca Behar-johnson | 12/10/2013

    " Heartbreaking story about poverty and one person's inability to cope with it. So vivid. It has stayed with me for over 30 years. It is a tragic story. But when Willa Cather endeavors to tell you something...she will give you the message in an unforgettable way. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Samantha | 11/7/2013

    " A dark look into the mind a a very troubled boy. He fulfills his dreams by steeling money and renting a room at a fancy hotel in New York for a few days, until he realizes that his father is coming for him. He takes drastic measures and completely turns the story around. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Daniel Hutton | 10/5/2013

    " Boring as I'll get out. But it had some very well inspired story placement. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary | 7/6/2013

    " This is the first Cather work I ever read, I believe. The story is set in Pittsburgh's Oakland section, a part of town with which I am pretty familiar. Years after I first read "Paul's Case," I reread it once, maybe twice. To me, Cather presents a wonderful character study. Poor Paul... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Serena | 6/29/2013

    " I loved this! I felt so sorry for poor Paul. This is also a story that helps me understand characterization more. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jessica | 3/20/2013

    " Excellent story of an intelligent young boy who struggles to survive in this world...knowing he was meant for more. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carrie | 10/26/2012

    " An inside look of a teenager's mind who is completely dissatisfied with his life. I think this is a perfect story showing how the mind of a depressed person works. Anyone who has ever asked the questions "Why did he do it? He had so much ahead of him?" should read this story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rachel | 3/15/2012

    " 2.5 -- I'm honestly not sure how many stars to give this. I like Cather's storytelling. I unfortunately stumbled across a spoiler of this before I managed to read the ending, so that made me proceed abnormally. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 MissingInAction | 1/6/2012

    " I have never enjoyed an assigned piece of writing this much. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kelly | 2/24/2011

    " freshman honors english (mossesso) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sharon | 7/31/2010

    " Paul is the ultimate failed idealist. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 towner77 | 9/11/2009

    " Something I read for Freshman English back at Miami University that has always stuck with me as a great story. Its very short, but its melancholic theme is cool. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jessica | 8/28/2009

    " The best short story I have ever read. (if not the best ANYTHING I have ever read).

    I identify with Paul 100%, and love Cather's writing style.

    MUST READ. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Samantha | 5/16/2009

    " A dark look into the mind a a very troubled boy. He fulfills his dreams by steeling money and renting a room at a fancy hotel in New York for a few days, until he realizes that his father is coming for him. He takes drastic measures and completely turns the story around. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeremy | 12/10/2007

    " I love tragic aesthetes. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sharon | 8/16/2007

    " Paul is the ultimate failed idealist. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jessica Almitra | 4/22/2007

    " Excellent story of an intelligent young boy who struggles to survive in this world...knowing he was meant for more. "

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About the Author
Author Willa Cather

Willa Cather (1873–1947), the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of more than fifteen books, is widely considered one of the major fiction writers of the twentieth century. She grew up in Nebraska and is best known for her depictions of frontier life on the Great Plains in novels such as O Pioneers!, My Ántonia, and Song of the Lark. In 1944 she was awarded the American Academy of Arts and Letters Gold Medal for Fiction. She won the Pulitzer Prize in1923 for One of Ours.