Willa Cather was an early 20th century author best known for her novels; O Pioneers, My Antonia, and Death Comes for the Archbishop. In 1906 Cather became the managing editor of McClure's magazine. As a muckraker journalist Cather co-authored a scathing biography of the head of the Christian Science church, Mary Baker, Eddy. The Christian Scientists tried to buy up every copy. Stories included in this collection are: On the Divide, Eric Hermannson's Soul, The Enchanted Bluff, The Bohemian Girl, Flavia and Her Artists, The Sculptor's Funeral, A Death in the Desert, The Garden Lodge, The Marriage of Phaedra, A Wagner's Matinee, and Paul's Case.