"A Lost Lady" is a story set in the American West, focusing on a beautiful and captivating woman who is married to a much older, wealthy railroad magnate. As her husband's health and fortune decline, she becomes involved with a younger man, which leads to scandal. The narrative explores themes of changing societal norms, the decline of the pioneer era, and the transformation of the American West.
The 5438th greatest book of all time
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This book is on the following lists:
- 25th on 100 Best Novels in English Since 1900 (Counterpunch)
- Great Books of the Western World (Great Books Foundation)
- Harold Bloom's The Western Canon (The Western Canon (Book) by Harold Bloom)