The Sea of Grass

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Product Number: Z09570
Released: Mar 01, 2017
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781490648880
Narrator/s: Norman Dietz
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Published in 1936, this novel presents in epic scope the conflicts in the settling of the American Southwest. Set in New Mexico in the late 19th century, The Sea of Grass concerns the often violent clashes between the pioneering ranchers, whose cattle range freely through the vast sea of grass, and the farmers, or "nesters," who build fences and turn the sod. Against this background is set the triangle of rancher Colonel Jim Brewton, his unstable Eastern wife Lutie, and the ambitious Brice Chamberlain. Richter casts the story in Homeric terms, with the children caught up in the conflicts of their parents.

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Author(s): Conrad Richter
Product Number 12522
Released: Jan 07, 2000
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Ohio University
ISBN: #9780821410264

Professional reviews

"Hal Brewton recounts the transformation of the American West of the late 1800's as the cattle ranchers are forced to make way for the farmers. Norman Dietz, in a sensitive baritone voice, differentiates the characters from one another, although there is limited dialogue and many descriptive passages. Dietz's pace is very even, almost as mesmerizing as waves of blowing grain or the continual motion of the sea. C.J.M. (c)AudioFile, Portland, Maine"

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