A Victorian Gentlewoman in the Far West: The Reminiscences of Mary Hallock Foote

A Victorian Gentlewoman in the Far West: The Reminiscences of Mary Hallock Foote

by Mary Hallock Foote
     
 

Starting with her nostalgically remembered childhood on a Quaker farm on the Hudson River, Mary Hallock Foote tells the story of her training as an artist in the 1860s and of her marriage to a mining engineer whose jobs took the young couple west in the closing days of the frontier. She left the east, but not her career in book illustration. While moving from place

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Overview

Starting with her nostalgically remembered childhood on a Quaker farm on the Hudson River, Mary Hallock Foote tells the story of her training as an artist in the 1860s and of her marriage to a mining engineer whose jobs took the young couple west in the closing days of the frontier. She left the east, but not her career in book illustration. While moving from place to place with her husband, she also became a popular and widely published author, describing in her novels what it meant to be a woman in the American West during the late nineteenth century. Her story inspired the Pulitzer Prize-winning book Angle of Repose by Wallace Stegner.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780873280570
Publisher:
Huntington Library Press
Publication date:
01/01/1992
Series:
Huntington Library Classics Series
Pages:
420
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.25(d)

Meet the Author

Mary Hallock Foote (1847-1938) was a highly successful writer and illustrator of stories and novels about the West.

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