The Waters Of Kronos

by Richter, Conrad

Conrad Michael Richter was a Pulitzer Prize-winning American novelist whose work focuses on life along the American frontier. His novel, The Waters of Kronos, won the National Book Award in 1961. The novel is based on Richter's Pennsylvania childhood. It is centered on the journey of John Donner, an anxious, nostalgic man; who travels back to the town of his birth and hopes to discover answers that would explain away his deep-seated ennui. A haunting, beautifully written novel, Richter captures the realizations of Donner as he finds that rural America, with its close knit families and intimate local societies have mostly gone the way of modern America.

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The Waters of Kronos

by Richter, Conrad

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1960
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Fine
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First Edition
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New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1960. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Very Good. Inscribed by Richter on the front endpaper. Fine in a Very Good jacket, unclipped ($3.00), generally toned, a few small closed tears. Red buckram with gilt and green ink lettering on the spine and front board. Square and firmly bound with a green top stain, clean internally.… Read more
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The Waters of Kronos

by Richter, Conrad

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1960
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First Edition
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9789997557421
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Alfred a Knopf, 1960. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Hardcover with Good DJ. 1ST EDITION (STATED). Pages are clean and unmarked. Covers (light red cloth boards with gilt sea grass design) show very minor shelf wear. Binding is tight, hinges strong. Dust jacket (red and green sea grass design with branch/arm rising) shows light edge wear with a… Read more
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by Richter, Conrad

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The Waters of Kronos

by Richter, Conrad

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9789997557421
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The Waters of Kronos

by Conrad Richter

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2003
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9780271022406
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Pennsylvania State Univ Pr, 2003. Paperback. New. 202 pages. 8.00x5.50x0.50 inches.
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The Waters of Kronos

by Conrad Richter

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1960
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Used; Good. 1-E-19. Knopf 1960 Hardcover. Previous owner's name on front free end page. A couple of pages have light pencil markings which do not obscure text. Jacket has light wear, sunning at spine. Book Condition; Good Jacket Condition; Good . 1960. HARDCOVER.
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by Conrad Richter

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Paperback / softback. New. From its first publication in 1960, this novel sparked a debate about the extent to which its story of a belated return to childhood scenes mirrored key events of Richter's own life. John Donner, the lead character, traces a similar path to Richter, from west to east and to his childhood home.
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by Richter, Conrad

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The Waters of Kronos

by Conrad Richter

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2003-02-01
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The Waters of Kronos

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1960
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London: Victor Gollancz, 1960. Hardcover with jacket in good condition. First edition. Jacket is marked and scored. Jacket spine and rear upper edge are tanned. Jacket leading corners, edges and spine ends are worn, creased and nicked. Hardcover spine ends and front lower leading corner are bumped. Spine is cocked but binding remains intact. Page block is marked. Pages are… Read more
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The Waters of Kronos

by Conrad Richter

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2002
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9780271022406
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University Park, PA: Penn State University Press, 2002. Reprint. Paperback. Like New. First published in 1960 and thought to be semi-autobiographical. John Donner returns to his childhood town to find it submerged under the deep waters of a lake formed by the construction of a hydroelectric dam. 178 pp. Nice copy. Full refund if… Read more
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by Conrad Richter

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The Waters of Kronos

by Conrad Richter

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Published
1961
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Good
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First Thus
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New York: Bantam Books, Inc., 1961. First Thus . Soft cover. Good. 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall. Firmly bound with light handling wear on the edges and corners of the cover.
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The Waters Of Kronos

by Conrad Richter

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1960
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Good
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1st Edition Ex-Library Copy
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London: Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1960. 1st Edition Ex-Library Copy. Hardcover. Good/Fair. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Book: Minimal Library Stamps And Marks; Dj: Damage To Top And Bottom Of Spine; Flaps Pasted To Covers
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