Writings by Wallace Stegner

Wallace Stegner's signature

From Literature Resource Center Database


  • Remembering Laughter, Little, Brown, 1937

  • The Potter's House, Prairie Press, 1938

  • On a Darkling Plain. Harcourt, 1940

  • Fire and Ice, Duell, 1941

  • The Big Rock Candy Mountain, Duell, 1943, reprinted, University of Nebraska Press, 1983

  • Second Growth, Houghtons, 1947, reprinted, University of Nebraska Press, 1985

  • The Preacher and the Slave, Houghtons, 1950, published as Joe Hill: A Biographical Novel, Doubledays, 1969, reprinted, University of Nebraska Press, 1980

  • A Shooting Star, Viking, 1961

  • All the Little Live Things, Viking, 1967

  • Angle of Reposes, Doubleday, 1971

  • The Spectator Bird, Doubleday, 1976

  • Recapitulation, Doubleday, 1979

  • Crossing to Safety, Random House, 1987


  • The Women on the Wall (stories), Houghton, 1948, reprinted, University of Nebraska Press, 1980

  • The City of the Living and Other Stories, Houghton, 1956

  • The Sound of Mountain Water: The Changing American West (essays), Doubleday, 1969, reprinted, University of Nebraska Press, 1985

  • One Way to Spell Man (essays) Doubleday, 1982

  • Collected Stories of Wallace Stegner, Random House, 1990


  • (With others) An Exposition Workshop: Readings in Modern Controversy, Little, Brown, 1939

  • (With others) Readings for Citizens at War, Harper, 1941

  • (With Richard Scowcroft and Boris Ilyin) The Writer's Art: A Collection of Short Stories, Heath, 1950, reprinted, Greenwood Press, 1972

  • This is Dinosaur: Echo Park and Its Magic Rivers, Knopf, 1955, reprinted, Roberts, Rinehart, 1985

  • J.W. Powell, The Exploration of the Colorado River of the West, University of Chicago Press, 1957

  • (With Mary Stegner) Great American Short Stories, Dell, 1957, reprinted, 1985

  • Selected American Prose, 1841-1900: The Realistic Movement, Rinehart, 1958

  • Samuel Clemens, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Dell, 1960

  • Bret Harte, The Outcasts of Poker Flat, New American Library, 1961

  • J. W. Powell, Report on the Lands of the Arid Region of the United States, Harvard University Press, 1962

  • (with others)Modern Composition, four volumes, Holt, 1964

  • The American Novel: From James Fenimore Cooper to William Faulkner, Basic Books, 1965

  • A. B. Guthrie, Jr., The Big Sky Houghton, 1965

  • (With others) Twenty Years of Stanford Short Stories, Stanford University Press, 1966

  • Nathaniel Hawthorne, Twice-Told Tales, Heritage Press, 1967

  • The Letters of Bernard DeVoto, Doubleday, 1975

  • Editor, with Scowcroft, of Stanford Short Stories (annual), Stanford University Press, 1946-68

  • Houghton-Mifflin Co., West Coast Editor, 1945-53

  • American West Magazine, Editor in Chief, 1966-68


  • Mormon Country, Duell, 1941, reprinted, University of Nebraska Press, 1981.

  • With the editors of Look magazine, One Nation, Houghton, 1945

  • The Writer in America(lectures), Hokuseido Press (Tokyo), 1951, Folcroft Press, 1969

  • Beyond the Hundredth Meridian: John Wesley Powell and the Second Opening of the West, Houghton, 1954, reprinted, University of Nebraska Press, 1982

  • Wolf Willow: A History, a Story, and a Memory of the Last Plains Frontier, Viking, 1962, reprinted, University of Nebraska Press, 1980

  • The Gathering of Zion: The Story of the Mormon Trail, McGraw, 1964, reprinted, Howe Brothers, 1982

  • Teaching the Short Story, Department of English, University of California, Davis, 1965

  • Discovery!:The Search for Arabian Oil. Middle East Export Press, 1971

  • Variations on a Theme of Discontent, Utah State University Press, 1972

  • Robert Frost and Bernard DeVoto, Association of the Stanford University Libraries, 1974

  • The Uneasy Chair: A Biography of Bernard DeVoto, Doubleday, 1974

  • (Author of foreword) Ansel Adams, Images, 1923-1974, New York Graphic Society, 1974

  • (With son, Page Stegner, and Eliot Porter) American Places, Dutton, 1981

  • (With Richard Etulain) Conversations with Wallace Stegner on Western History and Literature, University of Utah Press, 1983

  • The American West as Living Space (lectures), University of Michigan Press, 1987

  • On the Teaching of Creative Writing, edited by Edward C. Lathem, University Press of New England, 1989

  • (And author of introduction) Wilderness at the Edge: A Citizen Proposal to Protect Utah's Canyons and Deserts, foreword by Wayne Owens, UtahWilderness Coalition, 1990

  • (With Richard W. Etulain) Conversations with Wallace Stegner on Western History and Literature, University of Utah Press, 1990

  • Where the Bluebird Sings to the Lemonade Springs: Living and Writing in the West, Random House, 1992

Contributor To:

  • Look at America: The Central Northwest, Houghton, 1947

  • This I Believe, compiled by Edward R. Murrow, Simon and Schuster, 1952

  • The Romance of North America, edited by H. Mosley, Houghton, 1958

  • American Heritage Book of Great Natural Wonders, edited by Alvin V. Josephy, American Heritage Publishing, 1963

  • Four Portraits and One Subject: Bernard DeVoto, Houghton, 1963

  • Literary History of the United States, 3rd edition, edited by R. E. Spiller and others, Macmillan , 1963

  • American Literary Masters, edited by C. R. Anderson and others, Holt, 1965

  • Michael/Frank: Studies on Frank O'Connor, edited by Maurice Sheehy, Knopf, 1969

  • The Best of California: Some People, Places, and Institutions of the Most Exciting State in the Nation, as featured in California Magazine, 1976-86, edited by Harold Hayes, Borgo, 1988

  • Also contributor of short stories, essays, and articles to Esquire, Vogue, Atlantic, Harper's, Saturday Review, Mademoiselle, New York Times Book Review, Virginia Quarterly Review, New Republic, and other publications.

  • Some of Stegner's essays have been recorded on an audio cassette entitled A Sense of Place and released by Audio Press, 1989


  • Angle of Repose was adapted as an opera by Andrew Imbrie and Oakley Hall and produced by the San Francisco Opera Company in 1976.