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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: Deaver Brown Publisher: Simply Magazine Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2012 ISBN:
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Paul's Case was first published in 1905 in Cather's first collection of short stories, titled The Troll Garden. When republished by McClure's in 1920, it established Cather's career and her fame spread across America.

Paul's Case, similar to The Enchanted Forest featured in her Nine Stories published by Simply, is one of the great writer's stories accessible to most young people in high school and college. It relates to what they feel, think, and want to be. Perhaps just as importantly, it depicts young people upset by their current circumstances, their families, and the drabness they perceive in their own lives. One of her best.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary | 1/8/2014

    " 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... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Daniel Hutton | 11/22/2013

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

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Serena | 11/20/2013

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

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carrie | 11/8/2013

    " 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. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeremy | 10/28/2013

    " I love tragic aesthetes. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rachel | 7/10/2013

    " 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. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 towner77 | 1/17/2013

    " 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. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kelly | 1/5/2013

    " freshman honors english (mossesso) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rebecca Behar-johnson | 8/27/2012

    " 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. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 MissingInAction | 7/15/2012

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

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jessica | 6/27/2012

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

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sharon | 4/26/2012

    " Paul is the ultimate failed idealist. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Samantha | 4/10/2012

    " 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. "

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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.

About the Narrator

Deaver Brown is an author and entrepreneur. He is a graduate of Harvard Business School, and his books include Crucial Conversations, Presidential Wisdom, George Washington: Farewell Address, and numerous others.