WorldCat Identities

Smith, Christine Hill

Overview
Works: 4 works in 11 publications in 1 language and 341 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS1688, 813.4
Publication Timeline
.
Most widely held works by Christine Hill Smith
Social class in the writings of Mary Hallock Foote by Christine Hill Smith( Book )

5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Mary Hallock Foote (1847-1938) was one of the most popular female writers of her generation, and one of the first women to make a living producing fiction about the West. Born to a middle-class Upstate New York family, she early made a name for herself as a writer and illustrator of magazines and books. As a young wife, she came west with her husband, an engineer who found little success in the villages of Idaho and California where they settled. Foote continued her writing and illustrating as a way to supplement her husband's uncertain income. Unlike writers who celebrated the lawless, unsettled West, Foote explored issues of class and gender on the frontier, often portraying easterners of cultivated origins coping with the rougher society and cultural isolation of the mining and agricultural communities that Foote came to know so well. In this, she was one of the first western writers to foreground social class and gender as important literary themes. She also examined with great insight the lives of women experiencing the West on their own or with their families. Although Foote is today largely forgotten by the reading public, Christine Hill Smith's carefully researched study reveals a fascinating woman coming to terms with a challenging environment and her own long-held prejudices. The book offers a view of the nineteenth-century West as a far more complex social world than previously understood and reintroduces us to one of the region's most interesting and perceptive writers."--Publisher's description
Reading A Victorian gentlewoman in the far west : the reminiscences of Mary Hallock Foote by Christine Hill Smith( Book )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"We lived on the crust of much that lay beneath" : social class in the writings of Mary Hallock Foote (1847-1938) by Christine Hill Smith( )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hellenism and Hebraism in Willa Cather by Christine Hill Smith( )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
Audience Level
0
Audience Level
1
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.45 (from 0.37 for Hellenism ... to 0.48 for Reading A ...)

Social class in the writings of Mary Hallock Foote
Covers
Reading A Victorian gentlewoman in the far west : the reminiscences of Mary Hallock Foote
Alternative Names
Hill Smith, Christine

Languages
English (11)