Odell Shepard (July 22, 1884 - July 19, 1967) was an American professor, poet, and politician who was the 66th Lieutenant Governor of Connecticut from 1941 to 1943. He won a Pulitzer Prize in 1938.
Shepard was born in Sterling, Illinois. He graduated from Harvard University, and taught at the English department of Yale University. A professor of English at Trinity College from 1917 to 1946, he was a mentor to Abbie Huston Evans. He edited the works of Henry David Thoreau, Louisa May Alcott, and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.
Shepard wrote a biography of Bronson Alcott, the father of writer Louisa May Alcott and one of the foremost Transcendentalists: Pedlar's Progress, published by Little, Brown in 1937. For that work he won the annual Pulitzer Prize for Biography. His papers are held at Trinity College.
He died in New London, Connecticut on June 19, 1967.
- 1938 Pulitzer Prize for Pedlar's Progress: the life of Bronson Alcott (Little, Brown and Company)
- Golden Rose Award
|Wikisource has original works written by or about:
- A lonely flute. Houghton Mifflin Company. 1917.
- The harvest of a quiet eye: a book of digressions. Houghton Mifflin Company. 1927.
- Shepard, Odell (1930). The Lore of the Unicorn. George Allen. ISBN 978-1-4375-0853-6. reprint 2008
- Shepard, Odell (1928). The joys of forgetting: a book of bagatelles. Ayer Publishing. ISBN 978-0-8369-1429-0. reprint 1969
- Shepard, Odell (1930). Thy Rod and Thy Creel. Globe Pequot. ISBN 978-0-8329-0364-9. reissue 1984
- Willard Shepard (1946). Holdfast Gaines. The Macmillan company.
- Willard Shepard (1951). Jenkins' Ear. Macmillan.
- Henry David Thoreau (1921). A week on the Concord and Merrimack rivers. Scribner's.
- Essays of 1925. E.V. Mitchell. 1926.
- Essays of today 1926-1927. The Century co. 1928.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1934). Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: representative selections. American Book Company.
- "Lieutenant Governors". Connecticut State Library. August 2008.
- "Biography or Autobiography". The Pulitzer Prizes. Retrieved 2013-11-01.
- Federal Writers' Project. Connecticut: A Guide to Its Roads, Lore and People. US History Publishers. ISBN 978-1-60354-007-0.
- Works by Odell Shepard at Project Gutenberg
- Works by or about Odell Shepard at Internet Archive
- Works by Odell Shepard at LibriVox (public domain audiobooks)
- Odell Shepard at Library of Congress Authorities, with 39 catalog records
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