Conrad Richter

Conrad Richter (rĬk´tər), 1890–1968, American novelist, b. Pine Grove, Pa. After newspaper work in Pennsylvania and Ohio, he moved to New Mexico. Richter's novels treat the American frontier experience in terms of everyday life. His best-known works are the novels The Trees (1940), The Fields (1946), and The Town (1950; Pulitzer Prize), which comprise a trilogy. His other novels include The Sea of Grass (1937), The Light in the Forest (1953), The Lady (1957), and The Aristocrat (1968).

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Selected full-text books and articles on this topic

The Free Man
Conrad Richter.
A. A. Knopf, 1968
In My Opinion: An Inquiry into the Contemporary Novel
Orville Prescott.
Bobbs-Merrill, 1952
Librarian’s tip: Chap. IX "The Art of Historical Fiction: Richter, Guthrie"
A Library of Literary Criticism: Modern American Literature
Dorothy Nyren; Dorothy Nyren.
Frederick Ungar, 1960 (3rd edition)
Librarian’s tip: Discussion of Conrad Richter begins on p. 396
American Novelists of Today
Harry R. Warfel.
American Book, 1951
Librarian’s tip: "Conrad Richter" begins on p. 354
Cyclopedia of World Authors
Frank N. Magill; Dayton Kohler.
Harper & Row, 1958
Librarian’s tip: "Conrad Richter" begins on p. 899
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