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The Professor's House Summary
Willa Cather

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The Professor's House Summary

Plot Summary

The Professor's House by Willa Cather is a tale about dealing with loss and change. Godfrey St. Peter is a successful author and professor at a small Midwestern college, Hamilton, whose impending move to a new house sets off a series of personal and familial tensions. These tensions primarily revolve around Tom Outland, a remarkable friend and student of Godfrey's who died prematurely in World War I, and his legacy.

While finishing moving out of his house, Professor Godfrey St. Peter decides that he will continue to use his cramped, uncomfortable study on the third floor of his old house where for fifteen years he wrote his multi-volume Spanish Adventurers in North America. His attachment to the study reveals his sentimental temperament, which is not readily understood by his family. His connection to the study is due in part to his friendship with his former student, Tom Outland...

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