By E. J. Guerin
Exchange Paperback. Biography. known as "the skirt who wore men's outfits, " Mountain Charley used to be part of the wild West within the mid-nineteenth century. Married at twelve, widowed at fifteen, she donned male garments which will make a good living---as riverboatman, railroad brakeman, miner, rancher, Indian dealer, businessman, and bartender---and to trace down her husband's assassin.
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With this hasty introduction of a gentleman, I pass to introduce one of an opposite sex. She of whom I speak was at that time aged about twenty years, and was the daughter of a clergyman living in the glorious Empire State. Of her looks, it matters littleshe was neither beautiful, nor was she the opposite. A plain countenance marked more by an expression of sweetness than brilliancyan intelligent countenanceand one that possessed as its most remarkable feature, the peculiarity of becoming handsome only as the soul within was developedwas her possession.
FRED M. MAZZULLA WILLIAM KOSTKA Page xiii Preface The autobiography given in the following pages is literal actual fact, except so far as the conversations and incidents of one or two dramatic scenes are concerned. Hundreds of people who knew Mrs. Adams in Pike's Peak, (where the secret of her sex was first discovered) can bear witness to the truthfulness of what would otherwise seem an exaggerated fiction. Page xv Contents Introduction, by Fred M. Mazzulla and William Kostka vii Author's Preface xiii Mountain Charley or the Adventures of Mrs.
He sprang to his feet as if thrown there by an electric shock, and stood for an instant as if turned to stone, gazing at her who sat looking so mournfully at him. " at length burst from his lips, and turning upon his heel he strode toward the carriage. A deep groan from Anna caused him involuntarily to look around. Page 10 She had fallen lifeless to the groundher rigid, marble countenance turned upward. He returned, bent over her and impressed one passionate kiss upon her lips, and then walked to the carriage, entered and was driven away.
Mountain Charley; Or, the Adventures of Mrs. E.J. Guerin, Who Was Thirteen Years in Male Attire (Western Frontier Library) by E. J. Guerin