Katharine Tynan

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Katharine Tynan

Katharine Tynan (23 January 1859 – 2 April 1931) was an Irish-born writer,[1] known mainly for her novels and poetry. After her marriage in 1898 to the English writer and barrister Henry Albert Hinkson (1865–1919) she usually wrote under the name Katharine Tynan Hinkson, or variations thereof. Of their three children, Pamela Hinkson (1900–1982) was also known as a writer.

Biography[edit]

Tynan was born into a large farming family in Clondalkin, County Dublin, and educated at St. Catherine's, a convent school in Drogheda. Her poetry was first published in 1878. She met and became friendly with the poet Gerard Manley Hopkins in 1886.[2] Tynan went on to play a major part in Dublin literary circles, until she married and moved to England; later she lived at Claremorris, County Mayo when her husband was a magistrate there from 1914 until 1919.[citation needed]

For a while, Tynan was a close associate of William Butler Yeats (who may have proposed marriage and been rejected, around 1885), and later a correspondent of Francis Ledwidge. She is said to have written over 100 novels. Her Collected Poems appeared in 1930; she also wrote five autobiographical volumes.[citation needed]

Death[edit]

Katharine Tynan Hinkson died on 2 April 1931 in Kensal Green, London, aged 72.

Publications[edit]

  • Louise de la Vallière (1885) poems
  • Shamrocks (1887)
  • Ballads & Lyrics (1891)
  • Irish Love-Songs (1892)
  • A Cluster of Nuts, Being Sketches Among My Own People (1894)
  • Cuckoo Songs (1894)
  • Miracle Plays (1895)
  • The Land of Mist and Mountain (1895)
  • The Way of a Maid (1895)
  • Three Fair Maids, or the Burkes of Derrymore (c.1895) later Illustrated by G. Demain Hammond
  • An Isle in the Water (1896)
  • The Golden Lily (1899)
  • The Dear Irish Girl (1899)
  • Oh, What a plague is Love! (1900)
  • Her Father's Daughter (1900)
  • Poems (1901)
  • A Daughter of the Fields (1901)
  • A King's Woman (1902)
  • Love of Sisters (1902)
  • The Great Captain: A Story of the Days of Sir Walter Raleigh (1902)
  • The Handsome Quaker, and other Stories (1902)
  • The Adventures of Carlo (1903) illustrated by E. A. Cubitt
  • The Luck of the Fairfaxes (1904)
  • A Daughter of Kings (1905)
  • Innocencies (1905) poems
  • For the White Rose (1905)
  • A Little Book for Mary Gill's Friends (1905)
  • The Story of Bawn (1906)
  • The Yellow Domino (1906)
  • Book of Memory (1906)
  • Dick Pentreath (1906)
  • The Cabinet of Irish Literature. (4 volumes) (1906) editor, expansion of work by Charles Read
  • The Rhymed Life of St Patrick (1907) Illustrated by Lyndsay Symington
  • Twenty-One poems, selected by W. B. Yeats (Dun Emer Press, 1907)
  • A Little Book of XXIV Carols (1907)
  • Father Mathew (1908) biography of Theobald Mathew
  • Experiences (1908)
  • A Union of Hearts (1908)
  • The House of the Crickets (1908)
  • Ireland (1909)
  • A Little Book for John O'Mahony's Friends (1909)
  • The Book of Flowers (1909) with Frances Maitland
  • Mary Gray(1909)
  • A Girl of Galway
  • The Rich Man
  • A Red, Red Rose (c.1910)
  • Heart O' Gold or the Little Princess
  • The Story of Cecelia (1911)
  • New Poems (1911)
  • Princess Katharine (1911)
  • Twenty-five Years: Reminiscences (1913)
  • Irish Poems (1913)
  • The Wild Harp (1913) poetry anthology, editor, illustrated by C. M. Watts
  • A Mesalliance (1913)
  • The Daughter of the Manor (1914) illustrated by John Campbell
  • A Shameful Inheritance (1914)
  • The Flower of Peace (1914) poems
  • Mary Beaudesert, V. S. (1915)
  • Flower of Youth (1915) poems
  • The Curse of Castle Eagle (1915)
  • The House of the Foxes (1915) novel
  • Joining the colours (1916)
  • Lord Edward: A Study in Romance (1916)
  • The Holy War (Great War Poems). 1916.
  • The Middle Years (1916)
  • Margery Dawe (1916) illustrated by Frank E. Wiles
  • Late Songs (1917)
  • Herb O'Grace (1918) poems
  • The sad years (1918) tribute to Dora Sigerson
  • The Years of the Shadow (1919)
  • The Honourable Molly (1919)
  • Denys the Dreamer (1920)
  • The Handsome Brandons (1921) Illustrated by G. D. Hammond
  • The Wandering Years (1922)
  • Evensong (1922)
  • White Ladies (1922)
  • A Mad Marriage (1922) novel
  • Memories (1924)
  • Life in the Occupied Area (1925)
  • The Man from Australia (1925)
  • The Wild Adventure (1927)
  • Twilight Songs (1927)
  • The Face in the Picture (1927)
  • Haroun of London (1927)
  • Pat, the Adventurer (1928)
  • Bitha's Wonderful Year (1928)
  • The Respectable Lady (1928)
  • The River (1929)
  • Castle Perilous (1929)
  • The Squire's Sweetheart (1930)
  • Denise the Daughter (1930)
  • Collected Poems (1930)
  • The Admirable Simmons (1930)
  • The Forbidden Way (1931)
  • Philippa's Lover (1931)
  • A Lonely Maid (1931)
  • The Story of Our Lord (1932)
  • The Other Man (1932)
  • An International Marriage (1933)
  • Londonderry Air (1935)
  • The Briar Bush Maid
  • A little radiant girl, illustrated by John Campbell
  • A Passionate Pilgrim
  • Maxims
  • The Poems of Katharine Tynan (1963) edited by Monk Gibbon
  • A Girls Song"

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tynan, Katherine (Mrs. Katherine Tynan Hinkson)". Who's Who, 59: pp. 1785–1786. 1907. 
  2. ^ Martin R.B. (1991) Gerard Manley Hopkins – A very private life. Harper Collins: London pp 403–04
  • Some Catholic Novelists: Their Art and Outlook (1931) Patrick Braybrook
  • W. B.Yeats, Letters to Katharine Tynan (1953) edited by Roger McHugh
  • Katharine Tynan (1974, Bucknell University Press) Marilyn Gaddis Rose
  • Katharine Tynan (1979, Twayne Publishers) Ann Connerton Fallon

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