William Elliott's Carolina Sports By Land And Water

William Elliott's Carolina Sports By Land And Water

by William Elliott
     
 

In the first half of the nineteenth century, rice and cotton planter William Elliott hunted bear, deer, and wild-cat in the South Carolina Lowcountry. In the rivers he fished for drum, sheepshead, and bass. he even claimed to be the first person to slay a devil-fish in Port Royal Sound. Elliott was a sportsman's sportsman, and in Carolina Sports by Land and Water, he… See more details below

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In the first half of the nineteenth century, rice and cotton planter William Elliott hunted bear, deer, and wild-cat in the South Carolina Lowcountry. In the rivers he fished for drum, sheepshead, and bass. he even claimed to be the first person to slay a devil-fish in Port Royal Sound. Elliott was a sportsman's sportsman, and in Carolina Sports by Land and Water, he recorded his most memorable confrontations with nature.

Set in an exotic American milieu, these vividly rendered tales resonate with the rush Elliott felt as he stood face to face with two bears that he later killed with a single shot, as he fought a powerful drum fish and eventually landed it in his craft, and as he harpooned a devil-fish and then held the line while the mammoth ray pulled his boat more than twenty-five miles. Elliott's captivating sketches preserve a bounty of natural history and locale wisdom, and just as important, they provide insight into a Southern way of life that would soon end in civil war.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780872499874
Publisher:
University of South Carolina Press
Publication date:
02/01/1994
Series:
Southern Classics Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
296
Sales rank:
915,512
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.67(d)

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