The book A Trip To Florida For Health and Sport: The lost 1855 novel of Cyrus Parkhurst Condit
by Maurice O'Sullivan and Wenxian Zhang. ISBN: 978-1-886104-36-5
WINNER OF THE 2010 PATRICK D. SMITH AWARD
This novel is strong on action and description. Reading it is like watching a kaleidoscope of places and things. It provides a trip back to the 1850's Florida, a time when things were so different from today. It is an interesting journey.
More than eighty years before Majorie Kinman Rawlings published The Yearling, Cyrus Parkhurst Condit wrote this coming-of-age novel about a teenage boy in Florida who learns to hunt, builds a fence, and takes a fawn as a pet. Undiscovered and unpublished until now, this engating story is historically significant as one of the first Florida novels ever written. Fascinating historical and literary context is provided by the editors.
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This product was added to our catalog on Saturday 09 May, 2009.