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Tales of Edisto

4.0 of 5 stars 4.00  ·  rating details  ·  19 ratings  ·  4 reviews
A classic! Includes an epilogue describing Edisto Island and the fables and lore of bygone days.
Retells the tales, handed down from generation to generation, of that fabulous, romantic era: of the "First Mistress of Bleak Hall," and how she was brought as a baby to Edisto in a rowboat paddled through stormy seas by two faithful slaves: of the "Galloping Horseman of Pine Ba
Paperback, 171 pages
Published July 1st 2000 by Sandlapper Publishing (first published January 1st 1983)
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Kristen Gurri
Forgive the book for being written in the fifties, read it fast and enjoy it for what it is. Gives a thumbnail about what Edisto was like before the tourists.
Quite a hodgepodge of stories, including some transliterated Gullah and ghost stories and recipes.

Somewhat interesting if you know much about the geography of the island.

Romanticizes the "negroes" and plantations in much the way a book written in the Carolinas in 1955 ("revised" in 1986) would.
Another reviewer said to "take this book for what it is," and I think that's a great suggestion. It was written in the 1950s and is obviously flavored by the author's nostalgic reminiscing of days gone-by in the "old" South and particularly on Edisto Island.

It is a book full of information, folklore, recipes, ghost stories, historical family trees, and nearly-lost tales of long-ago Edisto and I enjoyed reading it.

While not all that well-organized, or even completely believable, it was entertaini
Great book. It was really cool to read about history on the island and then to see alot of the places it discussed.
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