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Kate Field
By Gary Scharnhorst

Kate Field

The Many Lives of a Nineteenth-century American Journalist

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Kate Field by Gary Scharnhorst

Book Description

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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Book Details

ISBN: 9780815608745
ISBN-10: 0815608748
Format: Hardback
(229mm x 152mm x 25mm)
Pages: 288
Imprint: Syracuse University Press
Publisher: Syracuse University Press
Publish Date: 15-Jun-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Gary Scharnhorst

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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