Kate Field: The Many Lives of a Nineteenth-Century American Journalist

Author:   Gary Scharnhorst
Publisher:   Syracuse University Press
ISBN:  

9780815608745


Pages:   306
Publication Date:   15 June 2008
Format:   Hardback
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Kate Field was among the first celebrity journalists. A literary and cultural sensation, she reported the news while frequently becoming news herself because of her sharp wit and vibrant presence. She wrote for several prestigious newspapers, such as the Boston Post , Chicago Tribune , and New York Herald , as well her own Kate Field's Washington . Field's friends and professional acquaintances included Charles Dickens, Robert Browning, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Anthony Trollope, and George Eliot. Legendary novelist Henry James patterned the character of Henrietta Stackpole after her in The Portrait of a Lady .In this eloquent and immensely readable biography, Gary Scharnhorst offers a fascinating, often poignant portrait of a fiercely intelligent and enormously independent woman who contributed significantly to America's intellectual and social life in the late nineteenth century. Kate Field was an outspoken advocate for the rights of black Americans and founder of the first women's club in America. She campaigned to make Yosemite a national park and saved John Brown's Adirondack farm for the nation. Field's activities will interest students and scholars of nineteenth-century American literature, women's studies, and journalism, as well as patrons of public and academic libraries.

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Author:   Gary Scharnhorst
Publisher:   Syracuse University Press
Imprint:   Syracuse University Press
Dimensions:   Width: 16.20cm , Height: 2.50cm , Length: 23.30cm
Weight:   0.594kg
ISBN:  

9780815608745


ISBN 10:   0815608748
Pages:   306
Publication Date:   15 June 2008
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
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Gary Scharnhorst is Distinguished Professor of English at the University of New Mexico. He has written biographies of Horatio Alger, Jr., Charlotte Perkins Gilman, and Bret Harte.

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