Charleston Ghosts

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Charleston, South Carolina, famous for its magnolia and azalea gardens, its "Battery," and its key role in early American history, has, naturally enough, it share of ghosts. They stalk the halls of town houses once famous for gracious living and romance; they inhabit lonely stretches of moss-draped road and deserted gardens on the sites of old plantations outside the city.

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Overview

Charleston, South Carolina, famous for its magnolia and azalea gardens, its "Battery," and its key role in early American history, has, naturally enough, it share of ghosts. They stalk the halls of town houses once famous for gracious living and romance; they inhabit lonely stretches of moss-draped road and deserted gardens on the sites of old plantations outside the city.

Charleston Ghosts brings to life an intriguing assemblage of personalities who act out their fateful roles in true-to-legend style:

* At Belvidere the lonely slave girl who was driven to crim by her faithless lover
* The lovely bride-to-be killed by a childhood friend on her wedding night
* Young Catherine Chicken, who spent a terror-filled night bound to a tombstone in the Childsbury graveyard
* And unhappily married Ruth Lowndes Simmons, whose carriage wheels can still be heard at night along the deserted alleys as she drives to her empty home.
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Editorial Reviews

Charleston Evening Post
Just as all who come to Charleston should know the stories of the founding fathers, Fort Sumter, the city's earthquakes and fires, so too, should the legends of Charleston's ghosts be known.
Book Exchange (London)
A collection of eighteen ghost stories about real people, houses and plantations, of past and present Charleston. They are extremely well told, and make convincing and spine-chilling reading.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780872490918
  • Publisher: University of South Carolina Press
  • Publication date: 11/1/1998
  • Pages: 120
  • Sales rank: 543,857
  • Product dimensions: 5.84 (w) x 8.74 (h) x 0.57 (d)

Meet the Author

The late Margaret Rhett Martin attended the Misses Sass School for Girls in Charleston and later continued her education at Converse College and at the Corcoran Art Gallery in Washington, D.C. She had a remarkably keen eye for the dramatic situation, and her lifelong fascination with South Carolina history enabled her to focus her talents in the writing of Charleston Ghosts.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 5, 2013

    Opening this book was like opening a door to old Charlestowne.

    Opening this book was like opening a door to old Charlestowne. The reader gets an honest feel for not only the things that go bump in the night but also of a seaport that has tasted its share of change. As you start to read of the cruel little man on Edisto Island to a true beauty whose pride leads her into a macabre game of "DARE" to the honesty of a childhood whose only friend is a ghost named Pinky. The love inspired reader gets to see into love forbidden and frozen in time and in steps and then moves into a ghostly passenger that is more than what it seems. Personally its a book that has been a family favorite since 1963 when my father brought it home for his family. So take the time and buy this book for yourself and maybe your family... its may not be as dangerous as "The Wager of Mad Archie Campbell" but just as suspenseful.

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