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Death Comes for the Archbishop

(1927)
A novel by

 
 
Death Comes for the Archbishop sprang from Willa Cather's love for the land and cultures of the American Southwest. Published in 1927 to both praise and perplexity, it has since claimed for itself a major place in twentieth-century literature.

When Cather first visited the American Southwest in 1912, she found a new world to imagine and soon came to feel that the story of the Catholic Church in [the Southwest] was the most interesting of all its stories. The narrative follows Bishop Jean Latour and Father Joseph Vaillant, friends since their childhood in France, as they organize the new Roman Catholic diocese of Santa Fe subsequent to the Mexican War. While seeking to revive the church and build a cathedral in the desert, the clerics, like their historical prototypes, Bishop Jean Lamy and Father Joseph Machebeuf, face religious corruption, natural adversity, and the loneliness of living in a strange and unforgiving land.

The Willa Cather Scholarly Edition presents groundbreaking research, establishing a new text that reflects Cather's long and deep involvement with her story. The historical essay traces the artistic and spiritual development that led to its writing. The broad-ranging explanatory notes illuminate the elements of French, Mexican, Hispanic, and Native American cultures that meet in the course of the narrative; they also explain the part played by the land and its people-their history, religion, art, and languages. The textual essay and apparatus reveal Cather's creative process and enable the reader to follow the complex history of the text.

Volume editor John J. Murphy is a professor of English at Brigham Young University. Textual editor Charles Mignon is a professor of English at the University of Nebraska. Frederick M. Link is a professor emeritus of English at the University of Nebraska. Kari A. Ronning is assistant editor for the Willa Cather Scholarly Edition.

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1942 : UK Hardback

Title: Death Comes for the Archbishop
Author(s): Willa Cather
ISBN: 1-85715-089-9 / 978-1-85715-089-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Everyman's Library
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November 2001 : USA Hardback
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Title: Death Comes for the Archbishop (THORNDIKE PRESS LARGE PRINT PERENNIAL BESTSELLERS SERIES)
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June 1990 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Death Comes For The Archbishop (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)
Author(s): Willa Cather
ISBN: 0-8085-7637-2 / 978-0-8085-7637-2 (USA edition)
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April 1999 : USA Hardback
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Title: Death Comes for the Archbishop (Willa Cather Scholarly Edition)
Author(s): Willa Cather
ISBN: 0-8032-1429-4 / 978-0-8032-1429-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
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March 1993 : USA Hardback
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Title: Death Comes for the Archbishop (Modern Library)
Author(s): Willa Cather
ISBN: 0-679-60050-7 / 978-0-679-60050-3 (USA edition)
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December 1976 : USA Hardback
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Title: Death Comes for the Archbishop
Author(s): Willa Cather
ISBN: 0-8488-0448-1 / 978-0-8488-0448-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Amereon Ltd
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June 1992 : USA Hardback
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Title: Death Comes for the Archbishop (Everyman's Library Contemporary Classics Series)
Author(s): Willa Cather
ISBN: 0-679-41319-7 / 978-0-679-41319-6 (USA edition)
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June 1992 : USA Hardback
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Title: Death Comes for the Archbishop
Author(s): Willa Cather
ISBN: 0-89966-978-6 / 978-0-89966-978-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Buccaneer Books
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June 1990 : USA Library Binding

Title: Death Comes for the Archbishop
Author(s): Willa Cather
ISBN: 0-606-01551-5 / 978-0-606-01551-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Demco Media
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June 1990 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Death Comes for the Archbishop (Vintage Classics)
Author(s): Willa Cather
ISBN: 0-8124-9352-4 / 978-0-8124-9352-8 (USA edition)
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July 1984 : USA Hardback
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Title: Death Comes for the Archbishop
Author(s): Willa Cather
ISBN: 0-394-60503-9 / 978-0-394-60503-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Modern Library
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January 1984 : USA Hardback
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Title: Death Comes for the Archbishop
Author(s): Willa Cather
ISBN: 0-89621-506-7 / 978-0-89621-506-1 (USA edition)
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June 1927 : USA Hardback
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Title: Death Comes for the Archbishop
Author(s): Willa Cather
ISBN: 0-394-42154-X / 978-0-394-42154-4 (USA edition)
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December 1961 : UK Hardback
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Title: Death Comes for the Archbishop
Author(s): Willa Cather
ISBN: 0-241-90136-7 / 978-0-241-90136-6 (UK edition)
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Title: Death Comes for the Archbishop
Author(s): Willa Cather
ISBN: 8087888014 / 978-8087888018
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November 2008 : Canada Paperback
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September 2009 : USA Paperback
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ISBN: 1-4495-3042-7 / 978-1-4495-3042-6 (USA edition)
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September 2009 : USA Paperback

Title: Blindfolded (World Cultural Heritage Library)
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November 2008 : Canada Paperback
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Title: Death Comes for the Archbishop: Easyread Comfort Edition
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November 2008 : Canada Paperback
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Title: Death Comes for the Archbishop: Easyread Edition
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ISBN: 1-4270-7393-7 / 978-1-4270-7393-8 (Canada edition)
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November 2008 : Canada Paperback
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Title: Death Comes for the Archbishop: Easyread Large Bold Edition
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ISBN: 1-4270-7392-9 / 978-1-4270-7392-1 (Canada edition)
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November 2008 : Canada Paperback
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Title: Death Comes for the Archbishop: Easyread Super Large 18pt Edition
Author(s): Willa Cather
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November 2008 : Canada Paperback
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Title: Death Comes for the Archbishop: Easyread Super Large 20pt Edition
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ISBN: 1-4270-7397-X / 978-1-4270-7397-6 (Canada edition)
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November 2008 : Canada Paperback
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Title: Death Comes for the Archbishop: Easyread Super Large 24pt Edition
Author(s): Willa Cather
ISBN: 1-4270-7447-X / 978-1-4270-7447-8 (Canada edition)
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September 2006 : UK Paperback
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Title: Death Comes For The Archbishop (Virago Modern Classics)
Author(s): Willa Cather
ISBN: 1-84408-372-1 / 978-1-84408-372-5 (UK edition)
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April 2004 : USA Paperback
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Title: Death Comes For The Archbishop
Author(s): Willa Cather
ISBN: 1-4179-0423-2 / 978-1-4179-0423-5 (USA edition)
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May 1995 : UK Paperback
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Title: Death Comes For The Archbishop (VMC)
Author(s): Willa Cather
ISBN: 0-86068-183-1 / 978-0-86068-183-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Virago
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June 1990 : USA Paperback
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Title: Death Comes for the Archbishop (Vintage Classics)
Author(s): Willa Cather
ISBN: 0-679-72889-9 / 978-0-679-72889-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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June 1986 : USA Paperback
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Title: Death Comes for the Archbishop
Author(s): Willa Cather
ISBN: 0-553-06416-9 / 978-0-553-06416-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bantam Books
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April 1971 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Death Comes for the Archbishop
Author(s): Willa Cather
ISBN: 0-394-71679-5 / 978-0-394-71679-4 (USA edition)
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September 2016 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Death Comes for the Archbishop
Author(s): Willa Cather
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September 2016 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Death Comes for the Archbishop
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2002 : USA Audio Cassette

Title: Death Comes for the Archbishop (UNABRIDGED - Audio Cassette Tape)
Author(s): Willa Cather
ISBN: 1-55685-689-X / 978-1-55685-689-1 (USA edition)
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February 2017 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Death Comes for the Archbishop
Author(s): Willa Cather
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September 2016 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Death Comes for the Archbishop (Annotated): With Biographical introduction
Author(s): Willa Cather
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January 2016 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Death Comes for the Archbishop
Author(s): Willa Cather
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October 2014 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Death Comes For The Archbishop
Author(s): Willa Cather
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October 2014 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Death Comes for the Archbishop (Illustrated)
Author(s): Willa Cather
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October 2014 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Death Comes for the Archbishop (Annotated Edition) (Willa Cather's Great Classics Book 6)
Author(s): Willa Cather, Cascais Classic Editions
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August 2014 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Death Comes for the Archbishop (Special Annotated Edition): by Pulitzer Prize winner Willa Cather (The World of Willa Cather Series Book 5)
Author(s): Willa Cather, Mogul Books
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August 2011 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Death Comes for the Archbishop (Vintage Classics)
Author(s): Willa Cather
Publisher: Vintage
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