Lore of the Unicorn
by Odell Shepard
Writer and English Professor Odell Shepard was an instructor of English at Harvard University and Radcliffe College in 1916-1917. He was Goodwin Professor of English at Trinity College, Harford, Connecticut, from 1917-1946, and a guest lecturer there from 1946-1966. He was the Lieutenant Governor of Connecticut from 1940-1943.
Shepard's won the Pulitzer Prize for his academic biography of Bronson Alcott, Pedlar's Progress: The Life of Bronson Alcott (Little, Brown, 1937). Jenkins' Ear (Macmillan, 1951) was a Book-of-the-Month selection. Shepard also wrote collections of poetry, textbooks, essays, a fishing guide, and several histories, and this curious book, The Lore of the Unicorn.
Odell Shepard died on July 19, 1967, in New London, Connecticut.