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Second Greatest Disappointment: Honeymooning & Tourism at Niagara Falls
Second Greatest Disappointment: Honeymooning & Tourism at Niagara Falls
Our Price: $22.00
Year: 1999
Pages: 290
Binding Paperback
ISBN 813526566

Product Code: 756763622

Karen Dubinsky. Budinsky addresses a simple question: of all the ways to promote a waterfall as a tourist destination, why honeymoons? For two cent. Niagara Falls has attracted tourists from around the world. After a visit in 1882 Oscar Wilde sardonically declared that the Falls must be the second greatest disappointment in Amer. married life. Wilde was responding to the peculiar relationship between heterosexuality, the honeymoon, & the Falls. Explores what it was like not just to visit the Falls but to live & work behind the mists of such celebrity. From Victorian marriage manuals to Marilyn Monroe (& the movie Niagara) she treats the Falls not only as a metaphor & icon, but also as a real place, populated by real people who helped to shape its cultural meaning. B&W illus.

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