Palmetto Leaves

Palmetto Leaves


By (author) Professor Harriet Beecher Stowe

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  • Publisher: University Press of Florida
  • Format: Paperback | 352 pages
  • Dimensions: 127mm x 188mm x 25mm | 249g
  • Publication date: 19 October 2009
  • Publication City/Country: Florida
  • ISBN 10: 0813034914
  • ISBN 13: 9780813034911
  • Edition: Facsimile
  • Edition statement: Facsimile
  • Sales rank: 1,740,402

Product description

In 1867, the author of Uncle Tom's Cabin settled in a small cottage in Mandarin, Florida, overlooking the St. Johns River. She had promised her Boston publisher another novel but was so taken with northeast Florida that she produced instead a series of sketches of the land and the people which she submitted in 1872 under the title Palmetto Leaves. Stowe describes life in Florida in the latter half of the 19th century--a tumble-down, wild, panicky kind of life--this general happy-go-luckiness which Florida inculcates. Her idyllic sketches of picnicking, sailing, and river touring expeditions and simple stories of events and people in this tropical winter summer land became the first unsolicited promotional writing to interest northern tourists in Florida.

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