The Town

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The Awakening Land trilogy traces the transformation of Ohio from wilderness to farmland to the site of modern industrial civilization, all in the lifetime of one character. The trilogy earned Richter immediate acclaim as a historical novelist. It includes The Trees (1940), The Fields (1946), and The Town (1950) and follows the Luckett family's migration from Pennsylvania to Southeastern Ohio. It starts when settler Sayward Luckett Wheeler becomes mother to her orphaned siblings on the frontier, and ends with the...
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Overview

The Awakening Land trilogy traces the transformation of Ohio from wilderness to farmland to the site of modern industrial civilization, all in the lifetime of one character. The trilogy earned Richter immediate acclaim as a historical novelist. It includes The Trees (1940), The Fields (1946), and The Town (1950) and follows the Luckett family's migration from Pennsylvania to Southeastern Ohio. It starts when settler Sayward Luckett Wheeler becomes mother to her orphaned siblings on the frontier, and ends with the story of her youngest son Chancey, a journalist in the years before the Civil War. The Town won the 1951 Pulitzer Prize and received excellent reviews across the country.
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**** Cited in BCL3. The final novel in Richter's (1890-1968) famous trilogy Awakening land, originally published between 1940 and 1950, and following the story of a pioneering family who pushed westward beyond the Alleghenies and north of the Ohio River at the close of the 18th century. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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  • ISBN-13: 9780821409800
  • Publisher: Ohio University Press
  • Publication date: 5/28/1991
  • Series: The Awakening Land Trilogy
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 309
  • Product dimensions: 8.26 (w) x 5.46 (h) x 0.73 (d)

Meet the Author

Conrad Richter was born in Pennsylvania. His family on his mother’s side was identified with the early American scene, and from boyhood on he was saturated with tales and the color of Eastern pioneer days. In 1928 he and his family moved to New Mexico, where his heart and mind were soon captured by the Southwest.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 21, 2003

    Excellent!

    Great Book! I have read it several times over the years and it still moves me the same as if It's the first time I've ever read it.

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