The Niagara Companion: Explorers, Artists, and Writers at the Falls, from Discovery Through the Twentieth Century


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What is it about Niagara Falls that fascinates people? What draws them to it? Is it love, obsession, or fear? In "The Niagara Companion," Linda Revie searches for an answer to these questions by examining the paintings and writings about the Falls from the late seventeenth century, when the first Europeans discovered Niagara, to the early twentieth century. Linda Revie's study considers how three centuries of representations are shaped by the earliest encounters with the waterfall and notes shifts in the construction ...