Robert C. O'Brien Biography

This Study Guide consists of approximately 11 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nimh.
This section contains 352 words
(approx. 2 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nimh Short Guide

Robert C. O'Brien was the pen name of Robert Leslie Conly, born January 11, 1918 in Brooklyn, New York. He attended Williams College but left during his sophomore year. After studying music, he returned to college the following year and in 1940 graduated from the University of Rochester with a degree in English. In 1943 he married Sally McCaslin, and they had four children. From 1944 until his death of a heart attack on March 5, 1973, O'Brien worked in the Washington, D.C.

area. Although he worked in the city, he spent much time in the country, and for about ten years lived on a small farm.

O'Brien, whose father was a reporter for the New York Herald Tribune, worked as a journalist and editor. In 1941 he was a staff writer at Newsweek magazine; in 1944 he became a reporter for the Washington Times-Herald and later for Pathfinder News magazine...

(read more)

This section contains 352 words
(approx. 2 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nimh Short Guide
Copyrights
Gale
Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nimh from Gale. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.