Palmetto Leaves

Palmetto Leaves

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by Harriet Beecher Stowe
     
 

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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 literary sketches of the land and the people which she submitted in 1872 under the title Palmetto Leaves. Stowe… See more details below

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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 literary 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 nineteenth 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813016931
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
Publication date:
04/05/1999
Series:
Florida Sand Dollar Books
Edition description:
First
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.90(d)

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