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Katharine Tynan

Katharine Tynan (January 23, 1861 - April 2, 1931) was a prolific Irish-born writer, known mainly for her novels and poetry. After her marriage in 1898 to the writer and barrister Henry Albert Hinkson (1865 - 1919) she usually wrote under the name Katharine Tynan Hinkson (or Katharine Tynan-Hinkson or Katharine Hinkson-Tynan). Of their three children, Pamela Hinkson (1900 - 1982) was also known as a writer.

Biography

Tynan was born into a large farming family in Clondalkin, County Dublin, and educated at a convent school in Drogheda. Her poems were first published in 1878. Tynan went on to play a major part in Dublin literary life, 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.

For a while, Tynan was a close associate of William Butler Yeats (who may have proposed marriage and been rejected, around 1885). She is said to have written over 100 novels; there were some unsurprising comments about a lack of self-criticism in her output. Her Collected Poems appeared in 1930; she also wrote five autobiographical volumes.

Tynan died in Wimbledon, London, in 1931 at the age of 70.

Publications
  • 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 Kings 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 By Katherine Tynan Selected By W.B. Yeats (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
  • Lord Edward: A Study in Romance (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)
  • 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 Squires 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
References
  • 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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