Obscure Destinies

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First edition (publ. Knopf)

Obscure Destinies is a collection of three short stories by Willa Cather, published in 1932.[1] Each story deals with the death of a central character and asks how the ordinary lives of these characters can be valued and how "beauty was found or created in seemingly ordinary circumstances".[2]


This collection contains the following stories:[3]


  1. ^ "And Death Comes for Willa Cather, Famous Author". Pittsburgh Sun-Telegraph. 25 April 1947 – via North Side: Willa Cather, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh. 
  2. ^ Stout, Janis P. Willa Cather: The Writer and Her World. Charlottesville, Va.: University of Virginia Press, 2000. p. 256.
  3. ^ Project Gutenberg, table of contents, http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks02/0201131h.html