Nine Florida Stories - A Florida Sand Dollar Book (Paperback)
  • Nine Florida Stories - A Florida Sand Dollar Book (Paperback)
zoom

Nine Florida Stories - A Florida Sand Dollar Book (Paperback)

(author), (author,volume editor)
£21.50
Paperback 240 Pages / Published: 30/06/1990
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 3 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket
"A collection of tales boiling with real estate dealers, egret poachers, rumrunners, mango growers, sportsmen, land grubbers, murderers, and mosquitoes. First printed in The Saturday Evening Post during the 1920s, '30s, and '40s, these stories constitute a rip-snorting glimpse back to a South Florida that now exists only in memory."--Miami Herald "Reflects the same concerns found in her better-known non-fiction work--a fascination with the beauty of Florida and a warning against its imminent destruction."--Tallahassee Democrat The subjects that would fire Marjory Stoneman Douglas's enthusiasm for the rest of her life first appeared in her short fiction published in the 1920s. Florida's most celebrated environmentalist, the author of The Everglades: River of Grass, wrote even then about protecting South Florida's fragile ecosystem and the state's endangered species, about the dangers of short-sighted land development, and about Florida history. The nine stories in this first collection take place in a scattering of South Florida settings--Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, the Tamiami Trail, the Keys, the Everglades-and reveal the drama of hurricanes and plane crashes, of kidnappers, escaped convicts, and smugglers. Editor Kevin McCarthy relates each story to Douglas's life and points out the autobiographical touches which surface frequently in her stories.

Publisher: University Press of Florida
ISBN: 9780813009940
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 363 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 16 mm

You may also be interested in...

Into the Water
Added to basket
£7.99   £5.99
Paperback
Snap
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
Conversations with Friends
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
The Clockmaker's Daughter
Added to basket
£18.99   £9.49
Hardback
A Discovery of Witches
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
Three Things About Elsie
Added to basket
£7.99   £5.99
Paperback
The Handmaid's Tale
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
If Cats Disappeared From The World
Added to basket
Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine
Added to basket
The Midnight Line
Added to basket
£7.99   £5.99
Paperback
Wild Fire
Added to basket
£16.99   £14.99
Hardback
After the Party
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
Transcription
Added to basket
£20.00   £16.99
Hardback
I Invited Her In
Added to basket
£7.99   £5.99
Paperback
Lethal White
Added to basket
£20.00   £10.00
Hardback
Normal People
Added to basket
£14.99   £12.99
Hardback

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.