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Phillips, Kate 1966-

Works: 3 works in 13 publications in 2 languages and 1,146 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Domestic fiction  Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS2108, 818.409
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Kate Phillips
Helen Hunt Jackson : a literary life by Kate Phillips( Book )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 576 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Novelist, travel writer, and essayist Helen Hunt Jackson (1830-1885) was one of the most successful authors and most passionate intellects of her day. Ralph Waldo Emerson also regarded her as one of America's greatest poets. Today Jackson is best remembered for Ramona, a romantic novel set in the rural Southern Californian Indian and Californio communities of her day. Ramona, continuously in print for over a century, has become a cultural icon, but Jackson's prolific career left us with much more, notably her achievements as a prose writer and her work as an early activist on behalf of Native Americans. This long-overdue biography of Jackson's remarkable life and times reintroduces a distinguished figure in American letters and restores Helen Hunt Jackson to her rightful place in history." "Discussing much new material, Kate Phillips makes extensive use of Jackson's unpublished private correspondence. She takes us from Jackson's early years in rural New England to her later pioneer days in Colorado and to her adventurous travels in Europe and Southern California. The book is also the first to examine in depth Jackson's writings in every genre, her literary influences, and her beliefs about race and religion. Phillips considers Jackson's intimate relationships - with her two husbands, her mentor Thomas Wentworth Higginson, the famed actress Charlotte Cushman, and the poet Emily Dickinson. The book concludes with a reevaluation of Ramona. Phillips views the famous novel as the earliest example of the California dystopian tradition in its portrayal of a state on the road to self-destruction, a tradition carried further by such writers as Nathanael West and Joan Didion."--Jacket
White rabbit by Kate Phillips( Book )

6 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and Dutch and held by 561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A day in the life of an old woman. She is Ruth Caster Hubble, a cantankerous 88, who lives in a condo in Laguna Beach, California. For company she has her second husband, Henry, king of the boobs as she calls him. The novel describes her daily routine, handling her aches and pains, worrying over her granddaughter's bad boyfriend, bossing Henry and reminiscing on her first husband. The novel analyzes the paradox of the human need for illusion, at the expense of reality, in order to maintain sanity
Helen (Hunt) Jackson and her literary career by Kate Phillips( )

3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Audience level: 0.28 (from 0.20 for White rabb ... to 0.68 for Helen (Hun ...)

Helen Hunt Jackson : a literary life
Alternative Names
Phillips, Catherine Hale 1966-

English (12)

Dutch (1)

White rabbit