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This companion volume to the popular Florida Stories offers readers another sampling from the rich heritage of Florida short fiction.  The collection ranges across a gallery of original characters and 150 years of the state's history and culture.
 Selections in this volume highlight distinctively Floridian settings and experiences, from W. B. Thompson's report of the Indian assault on the Cape Florida Lighthouse during the Second Seminole War to Padgett Powell's tale ...
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This companion volume to the popular Florida Stories offers readers another sampling from the rich heritage of Florida short fiction.  The collection ranges across a gallery of original characters and 150 years of the state's history and culture.
 Selections in this volume highlight distinctively Floridian settings and experiences, from W. B. Thompson's report of the Indian assault on the Cape Florida Lighthouse during the Second Seminole War to Padgett Powell's tale of the backroads personalities and attractions of present-day Florida.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780813014685
  • Publisher: University Press of Florida
  • Publication date: 10/27/1996
  • Edition description: First
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 5.86 (w) x 8.56 (h) x 0.96 (d)

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CONTRIBUTORS
Wyatt Blassingame
Ned Buntline
James Trammell Cox
Lawrence Dorr
Marjory Stoneman Douglas
Rubylea Hall
Stetson Kennedy
Ernest Lyons
Kirk Munroe
Padgett Powell
Jack Rudloe
Harriet Beecher Stowe
John W. B. Thompson
Constance Fenimore Woolson

Kevin McCarthy, professor of English and Florida studies at the University of Florida, is the author or editor of thirteen books, including Florida Stories (UPF, 1989), Nine Florida Stories by Marjory Stoneman Douglas (UPF, 1990), and Florida Lighthouses (UPF, 1990).

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1
1 Man's Courage 5
2 The Fast Duel: A Sketch From Life 15
3 That Golden Crane 23
4 A Slow, Soft River 47
5 A Flight of Ibis 58
6 Panther! 78
7 Color Added 94
8 A Blade of Grass 104
9 Cap'n I's Closest Call: A Tale of the Sea 137
10 Bonaparte's 147
11 Master of My Lake 157
12 Old Cudjo and the Angel 168
13 Cape Florida Light House 175
14 The South Devil 182
Selected Bibliography 219
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