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Mary Hallock Foote: Author-Illustrator of the American West (Oklahoma Western Biographies #19)

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Devoted wife and mother. Acclaimed novelist, illustrator, and interpreter of the American West. At a time when society expected women to concentrate on family and hearth, Mary Hallock Foote (1847-1938) published twelve novels, four short story collections, almost two dozen stories and essays, and innumerable illustrations. In Mary Hallock Foote, Darlis A. Willer examines t ...more
Hardcover, 320 pages
Published April 15th 2002 by University of Oklahoma Press (first published April 2002)
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Jan 17, 2010 rated it really liked it
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Mary Hallock Foote was one of the most well-known illustrators of the 19th century. She also was a novelist and wrote scores of letters to her friends about life in the mines of the West where her husband was an engineer, although not a terribly successful one. Mary's fees kept the family afloat. Her letters were used by Wallace Stegner in his novel, Angle of Repose. You can still find copies of her illustrations on ebay.
Oct 05, 2009 rated it liked it
Wallace Stegner based his character from Angle of Repose on Mary Hallock Foote. Very interesting to compare the real woman with the fictionalization. Now I'm interested in reading her works and visiting her homestead here in Boise.
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Jan 31, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: nonfiction, 2017
Straight forward biography. Wanted to see what was true from Angle of Repose since that novel is loosely based on her life.
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