Odell Shepard


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(1884–1967), born in Illinois, graduated from the University of Chicago, after receiving his Ph.D. from Harvard became a professor of English at Trinity College (1917–46). His books include essays, criticism, and poetry, but he is best known for Pedlar's Progress: The Life of Bronson Alcott (1937, Pulitzer Prize) and two historical novels written with his son Willard Odell Shepard, Holdfast Gaines (1946) and Jenkins' Ear (1951).

From The Oxford Companion to American Literature in Oxford Reference.

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