The Trees by Conrad Ritcher 1940 Alfred A Knopf

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Are you a fan of American historical fiction? "The Trees" by Conrad Richter, published in 1940 by Alfred A. Knopf, is a vivid narrative that showcases the American frontier experience in the early 19th century. It's the first book in Richter's "The Awakening Land" trilogy and offers readers a compelling look into the lives and struggles of pioneer families.

Key Features:

Indulge in the timeless aesthetic and tactile pleasure of a Cloth-bound Hardcover edition. The durable, textured cloth covering not only lends a classic touch to your bookshelf but also provides an extra layer of protection for the book. This binding elevates the book into a keepsake, merging the best of longevity and iconic design.

The story takes place in the Ohio Valley and focuses on the Lucketts, a pioneer family fighting to survive and thrive in an untouched land. Through their experiences, readers gain a deep understanding of the challenges and triumphs of frontier life.

Conrad Richter was not just a writer but a historian who was meticulous in his research. The book has won numerous accolades, including the Pulitzer Prize for the trilogy it initiates, making it a significant part of American literary history.

The book has been cherished by generations of readers, educators, and historians. It serves as a community document that illuminates a specific period in American history.

This book is a great read for anyone interested in American history or historical fiction, making it an excellent gift for birthdays, holidays, or educational events.

The cover design and typography bring out the period character of the book, and the hardcover itself adds a touch of vintage class to your bookshelf.


  • Title: The Trees
  • Publication Date: 1940
  • Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
  • Format:  Cloth-bound Hardcover
  • Pages302)
  • Dimensions: 8x6x1)
  • Language: English
  • Condition: some fading on the spine, the previous owner has written his name in pencil as shown in the photos.


In a nutshell, "The Trees" is not just a book but a slice of American history. Whether you're a history buff, a literary aficionado, or someone who simply enjoys a compelling story, this book has something to offer you.


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