Conrad Richter

Conrad Richter

[rik-ter; Ger. rikh-tuhr; Russ. ryeekh-tyir]
Richter, Conrad, 1890-1968, American novelist, b. Pine Grove, Pa. After newspaper work in Pennsylvania and Ohio, he moved to New Mexico. Richter's novels treat the American frontier experience in terms of everyday life. His best-known works are the novels The Trees (1940), The Fields (1946), and The Town (1950; Pulitzer Prize), which comprise a trilogy. His other novels include The Sea of Grass (1937), The Light in the Forest (1953), The Lady (1957), and The Aristocrat (1968).

Richter can refer to the Richter magnitude scale, a scale measuring the strength of earthquakes.

Richter is also a surname:

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  • The Richter scale developed in 1825 to which harmonicas are commonly tuned

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