Special Commissioned Essay on House Made of Dawn by N. Scott Momaday Lee Schweninger
This special entry, written by noted scholar Lee Schweninger of the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, represents analysis of N. Scott Momaday's House Made of Dawn (1968). For more information on Momaday's life and career, see CLC, Volumes 2, 19, 85, and 95.
House Made of Dawn, N. Scott Momaday's first novel, was published 5 June 1968 by Harper and Row. In 1969 the novel was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for fiction. Since its first publication of 7,500 copies, the novel has been reprinted several times: Signet, 1969; London: Gollancz, 1969; Penguin, 1973; Franklin Library, 1977; Harper Perennial, 1977, 1989; Firekeepers/Quality Paperback Book Club, 1994; University of Arizona Press, Sun Tracks Series, 1996; and Perennial Classics (of Harper Collins), 1999. The novel has also been published by Books on Tape, read by Scott Forbes (1976). In addition to the English language editions, the novel has been translated and published in Russian, German, Polish, Turkish, and Italian.