Queen of the Mist

Queen of the Mist It was regarded as the ultimate stunt and America had been waiting for someone to attempt it In a barrel plunged over the brink of Niagara Falls On the outside was painted Queen of the Mist Ins

  • Title: Queen of the Mist
  • Author: Joan Murray
  • ISBN: 9780807068526
  • Page: 218
  • Format: Hardcover
  • It was regarded as the ultimate stunt, and America had been waiting for someone to attempt it In 1901, a barrel plunged over the brink of Niagara Falls On the outside was painted Queen of the Mist Inside was a destitute 63 year old teacher Queen of the Mist tells the fascinating story of Annie Taylor, the woman who performed this perilous feat in hopes of reversinIt was regarded as the ultimate stunt, and America had been waiting for someone to attempt it In 1901, a barrel plunged over the brink of Niagara Falls On the outside was painted Queen of the Mist Inside was a destitute 63 year old teacher Queen of the Mist tells the fascinating story of Annie Taylor, the woman who performed this perilous feat in hopes of reversing her fortunes But as Joan Murray reveals, America didn t know what to do with a mature, self possessed heroine Annie Taylor, as an older woman, was rejected, exploited, and finally eclipsed by the man who repeated her stunt ten years later Queen of the Mist is at once a poignant and riveting adventure story, a drama of courage and transformation, and a truly remarkable piece of poetry.

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    1. Actual rating 4.5This long poem tells the story of Annie Taylor, a sixty-three-year-old teacher who became the first person to go over Niagara Falls in a barrel. It chronicles how she came to go over the falls, and her life afterwards as a fair performer and lecturer, ending with her approach of death, blind and poor, selling postcards in Niagara. The language is brilliant. Here is an excerpt from the account of the actual fall down the falls:But then I fell into the whirlpooland my veins and ar [...]

    2. This is an incredible book length poem written in the voice of Annie Taylor, the first person to go over Niagara Falls in a barrel. I highly recommend it.

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