Publisher: Bantam SC270
Year: 1965 Print: 1 Cover Price: $.75
Condition: Very Good. Light wear
THE FIELDS by Conrad Richter. Conrad Richter's trilogy of novels The Trees (1940), The Fields (1946), and The Town (1950) trace the transformation of Ohio from wilderness to farmland to the site of modern industrial civilization, all in the lifetime of one character. The Fields continues the saga of the Luckett family that began in The Trees. In The Fields, the oldest daughter, Sayward, has begun the long process of carving a small farm out of the forest. She bears eight children and weathers numerous challenges in this novel, which gives an excellent sense of what pioneer life was really like. The trilogy earned Richter immediate acclaim as a historical novelist. The Town won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 1951, and The Trees was a Book-of-the-Month Club selection after it was published. Richter also received the 1947 Ohioan Library Medal for the first two volumes of the trilogy. "(A) tale of the slow battle and eventual victory over the Trees and that relentless forest which even today marches in and takes over an Ohio field that has been left untilled for a year or two...The story is told with a filling of poetry and the picturesque turn of language which characterized the speech of the frontier and can still be heard in the Ohio country districts."—Louis Bromfield HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!! This is the softcover stated Bantam Classic First Edition from April 1965.