By Conrad Richter
“The Fields maintains the lifetime of Sayward after her unusual marriage to the ‘educated’ New Englander Portious, during the elevating in their kinfolk of 8 young ones. however it is far greater than that; it's also the story of the sluggish conflict and eventual victory over the timber and that relentless wooded area which even at the present time marches in and takes over an Ohio box that has been left untilled for a yr or . little by little, via exertions and in worry, the wooded area is conquered and the villages emerge into the sunshine surrounded through fields of significant fertility. . . .
“The tale is advised with a sense of poetry and the picturesque flip of language which characterised the speech of the frontier and will nonetheless be heard within the Ohio kingdom districts . . . Sayward, the heroine, is the portrait of an easy, everlasting lady dominating in an instinctive approach a husband who's way more informed and sophisticated than herself. the kids are actual childrens, every one along with his personal character. . . .
“It [The Fields] has good looks, shape, historic value, and while fact and the magic which accompanies illusion.”
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The Fields by Conrad Richter