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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Conrad Richter: Selected full-text books and articles

The Light in the Forest: Notes By Mary Ellen Snodgrass Cliffs Notes, 1999
Librarian's tip: This is the CliffsNotes on Richter's The Light in the Forest
The Free Man By Conrad Richter A. A. Knopf, 1968
PRIMARY SOURCE
A primary source is a work that is being studied, or that provides first-hand or direct evidence on a topic. Common types of primary sources include works of literature, historical documents, original philosophical writings, and religious texts.
America's 93 Greatest Living Authors Present This Is My Best: Over 150 Self-Chosen and Complete Masterpieces, Together with Their Reasons for Their Selections By Whit Burnett Dial Press, 1942
Librarian's tip: "Lutie" (from The Sea of Grass) by Conrad Richter begins on p. 415
PRIMARY SOURCE
A primary source is a work that is being studied, or that provides first-hand or direct evidence on a topic. Common types of primary sources include works of literature, historical documents, original philosophical writings, and religious texts.
In My Opinion: An Inquiry into the Contemporary Novel By 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 By Dorothy Nyren; Dorothy Nyren Frederick Ungar, 1960 (3rd edition)
Librarian's tip: Discussion of Conrad Richter begins on p. 396
American Novelists of Today By Harry R. Warfel American Book, 1951
Librarian's tip: "Conrad Richter" begins on p. 354
Cyclopedia of World Authors By Dayton Kohler; Frank N. Magill Harper & Row, 1958
Librarian's tip: "Conrad Richter" begins on p. 899
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