Light in the Forest
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Light in the Forest by Conrad Richter

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Published by Bantam Books .
Written in English

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  • Literature - Classics / Criticism

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The Physical Object
FormatMass Market Paperback
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7822165M
ISBN 10055324907X
ISBN 109780553249071

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The Light in the Forest is a novel by Conrad Richter that was first published in Summary Read a Plot Overview of the entire book or a chapter by chapter Summary and Analysis. About The Light in the Forest. An adventurous story of a frontier boy raised by Indians, The Light in the Forest is a beloved American classic. When John Cameron Butler was a child, he was captured in a raid on the Pennsylvania frontier and adopted by the great warrrior Cuyloga. A short summary of Conrad Richter's The Light in the Forest. This free synopsis covers all the crucial plot points of The Light in the Forest.   The Town received the Pulitzer Prize in , and The Waters of Kronos won the National Book Award for fiction. His other novels included The Fields (), The Lady (), A Simple Honorable Man (), The Grandfathers (), A Country of Strangers (; a companion to The Light in the Forest), and The Aristocrat, published just /5(10).

  An adventurous story of a frontier boy raised by Indians, The Light in the Forest is a beloved American classic. When John Cameron Butler was a child, he was captured in a raid on the Pennsylvania frontier and adopted by the great warrrior Cuyloga. Renamed True Son, he came to think of himself as fully Indian/5(86). At the end of the novel, True Son is back where he started, approaching the white side of the forest. There's one important difference however: In the beginning, he had two families willing to fight for him; now, neither family wants him, and his life is in danger in both cultures. The Light in the Forest opens in October An epigraph — a short poem or saying at the beginning of a book — taken from William Wordsworth's poem "Intimations of Immortality" suggests where Richter got his idea for the novel's title. Book 1 of 2 in the Light in the Forest Series. See all 64 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. Price New from Used from Kindle "Please retry" $ — — Audible Audiobook, Unabridged "Please retry" $ $ — Hardcover "Please retry" $ $ /5().

At first I was intrigued, but then the story fell flat with too much silliness. I stopped reading at 75% and read another vampire book (J R Ward) to get my fix of excitement. Afterwards I went back and finished this book and the end was a bit more interesting, but not /5.   An adventurous story of a frontier boy raised by Indians, The Light in the Forest is a beloved American classic. When John Cameron Butler was a child, he was captured in a raid on the Pennsylvania frontier and adopted by the great warrrior Cuyloga. Renamed True Son, he came to think of himself as fully Indian.   "The Light in the Forest" is a wonderful example of his work. Though it is about a teenage boy, it is not the "coming of age" or "rite or passage" story that it is often described as. It is about a person who lives in a world that has gone beyond his control - his life has been wrested from him by 5/5(5). The Light in the Forest by Conrad Richter; 26 editions; First published in ; Subjects: Delaware Indians, Delaware Indians in fiction, Fiction, Group identity, Group identity in fiction, History, Identity (Psychology), Indian captivities, Indian captivities in fiction, Indians of North America, Juvenile fiction, Pennsylvania in fiction, Young men, Young men in fiction, United States.