A picture for the book Alexander's Bridge

Alexander's Bridge

Alexander's Bridge was Willa Cather's first novel. It was originally published in 1912, then released a second time in 1922 after Cather had established her repuation. The second edition contained an author's preface.

The book is about Bartley Alexander, a world-famous bridge designer, who struggles with integrity and infedility issues as he carries on an affair with his former lover, Hilda Burgoyne.

Chapter I

Chapter II

Chapter III

Chapter IV

Chapter V

Chapter VI

Chapter VII

Chapter VIII

Chapter IX

Chapter X


The Barrel Organ

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