New PDF release: Maiden Flight: A Novel

By Harry Haskell

Maiden Flight is the true-life tale of the Wright sister who in 1926 left her world-famous and very possessive older brother to marry newspaper editor Harry Haskell, the guy she enjoyed, and suffered the sad effects. a global star in her personal correct, Katharine embodied the worldly, self reliant, and self-fulfilled New lady of the early 20th century. but she remained in lots of methods a Victorian. Torn among accountability and love, she agonized for months prior to making her devastating holiday with Orville at age fifty-two.

Cast within the type of 3 interwoven first-person memoirs, Maiden Flight is imaginatively reconstructed from own letters, newspaper experiences, and different records of the period—in specific, Katharine's vigorous and terribly revealing love letters to Harry. In permitting Katharine to step outdoors of Wilbur and Orville's shadow, it sheds new mild at the significant function she performed of their deepest lives, in addition to on her usually misunderstood contribution to their clinical paintings. certainly, Maiden Flight celebrates Katharine's ample shop of what she known as "human nature"—her energetic and perceptive outlook on lifestyles, her nice means for either love and indignation, and her acute and occasionally crippling self-awareness.

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