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Author Haskell, Harry, author.

Title Maiden flight : a novel / Harry Haskell.

Publication Info. Chicago, Illinois : Chicago Review Press, 2016.

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Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Moline PL Adult Fiction - MPLG-1  FIC HAS    AVAILABLE
Description x, 254 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Summary "Katharine Wright embodied the worldly, independent, and self-fulfilled New Woman of the early twentieth century, yet she remained in many ways a Victorian. Torn between duty and love, she agonized for months before making a devastating break with her world-famous and intensely possessive older brother Orville to marry newspaper editor Harry Haskell, the man she loved. Written by the grandson of Harry Haskell, Maiden Flight is imaginatively reconstructed from personal letters, newspaper reports, and other documents of the period--in particular, Katharine's lively and extraordinarily revealing love letters to Harry. Above all, the book celebrates Katharine's abundant store of what she called "human nature"--Her lively and perceptive outlook on life, her great capacity for both love and indignation, and her acute and sometimes crippling self-awareness"-- Provided by publisher.
Torn between duty and love, Katharine Wright agonized for months before making a devastating break with her world-famous and intensely possessive older brother Orville to marry newspaper editor Harry Haskell, the man she loved. In a novel imaginatively reconstructed from Katharine's own love letters to Harry, the reader discovers the central role she played Wilbur and Orville's lives while living in their shadow, as well as on her often misunderstood contribution to their scientific work.
Subject Haskell, Katharine Wright, 1874-1929 -- Fiction.
Haskell, Henry Joseph, 1874-1952 -- Fiction.
Wright, Orville, 1871-1948 -- Fiction.
Haskell, Henry Joseph, 1874-1952. (OCoLC)fst00433510
Haskell, Katharine Wright, 1874-1929. (OCoLC)fst00314077
Wright, Orville, 1871-1948. (OCoLC)fst00039096
FICTION -- Historical.
Dayton (Ohio) -- Fiction.
Kansas City (Mo.) -- Fiction.
Missouri -- Kansas City. (OCoLC)fst01204999
Ohio -- Dayton. (OCoLC)fst01204702
Genre/Form Biographical fiction. (OCoLC)fst01726537
Romance fiction. (OCoLC)fst01921732
Historical fiction. (OCoLC)fst01726640
Fiction. (OCoLC)fst01423787
Biographical fiction.
Historical fiction.
Love stories.
Biographical fiction.
Historical fiction.
Romance fiction.
ISBN 9781613736371 (paperback)
1613736371 (paperback)

 
    
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