The Resource The sea of grass, by Conrad Richter ; with a new introduction by the author

The sea of grass, by Conrad Richter ; with a new introduction by the author

Label
The sea of grass
Title
The sea of grass
Statement of responsibility
by Conrad Richter ; with a new introduction by the author
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"That lusty pioneer blood is tamed now, broken and gelded like the wild horse and the frontier settlement." From that first poignant line to the glowing passage at the end, this novel is a work of art, enchanting the reader by the beauty of its prose at the same time that it rouses him by its passionate drama. A love-story, full of tenderness and sorrow, it is also a picture of a time forever lost and a way of life that now exists only in the memories of garrulous oldsters. Here is the Southwest in all its bravado and brutality, its color and violence, eternally fascinating even when filtered through the tale of a woman who hated it. Mr. Richter in this book confirms the high promise of his superb short stories of the Southwest published last year in the volume called Early Americana. The tragic conflict is laid bare immediately when James Brewton, lord of the greatest ranch in all Texas, bold, inexhaustible, and merciless, brings to his lawless land the girl he will marry--a girl of incomparable loveliness, gentle, soft, cultivated. yet strong and willful in her own fragile way. The very morning of her arrival she witnessed an episode in the cruel battle between the herdsmen, led by her bridegroom, and the settlers, whole families of starvelings who had migrated to the virgin territory, led by a young lawyer driven half by ambition and half by gallantry. The lines were drawn then, and there could be no truce until time had cooled the blood and history itself resolved the war. But how much they lived through until that truce, how many sleepless nights, how many regrets, how much pain! The reader turns the last page secure in the knowledge that he, too, has lived through something profound in the unfolding of this story--and the emotion it has evoked will haunt him for more than a day.--Publisher
Cataloging source
STU
Dewey number
813.5
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Label
The sea of grass, by Conrad Richter ; with a new introduction by the author
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
625264
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
Time reading program special ed.
Extent
xxii, 118 p.
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Forms part of: A. C. Greene Library. Gift of Meredith Greene Megaw, 2012 (Access. No. 2012-026). Front cover detached. Paperbound.
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)625264
Label
The sea of grass, by Conrad Richter ; with a new introduction by the author
Publication
Control code
625264
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
Time reading program special ed.
Extent
xxii, 118 p.
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Forms part of: A. C. Greene Library. Gift of Meredith Greene Megaw, 2012 (Access. No. 2012-026). Front cover detached. Paperbound.
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)625264

Library Locations

    • The Wittliff CollectionsBorrow it
      601 University Drive, 7th Floor, San Marcos, TX, 78666, US
      29.888873 -97.943078
Processing Feedback ...