Lucy Gayheart Summary
Willa Cather

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Lucy Gayheart Overview

Lucy Gayheart is a 1935 novel by Willa Cather that is set in the year 1902. The story follows Lucy Gayheart, a cheerful and optimistic young woman in her early twenties. She was born and raised in a small Illinois town but moved to Chicago to study music. There, she falls in love with Clement Sebastian, a middle-aged classical singer with a penchant for pessimism. Throughout the novel, Lucy struggles to maintain her optimism and her positive outlook on life. The novel explores themes of optimism, love, art, cruelty, and personal fulfillment.

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