The Cassique of Kiawah

Simms, William Gilmore

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Synopsis: Originally published in 1859, The Cassique of Kiawah is the history of how, from humble origins, a little settlement planted between the Ashley and Cooper Rivers began to grow into what would become a proud and prosperous civilization. In this historical romance, William Gilmore Simms, one of nineteenth-century America’s greatest novelists and historians, uses extensive research and eloquent detail to achieve a perfect balance of history and fiction.

In 1684, when Carolina was still a new colony, the city of Charleston lacked civilization―no churches, no marketplaces, no religion or trade. A group of settlers (known then as blackguards or ruffians, and among them Harry Calvert, privateer and proud hero of our tale) struggled to build and protect a civilization, a community that would grow to become one of the most loved in the South.

Scarcely available since its publication before the Civil War, The Cassique of Kiawah has been touted as “a lost masterpiece,” and “one of the great works of American literature.” Another critic described the novel as “a delightful novel of manners, and a realistic depiction of the early evolution of a society.”

From the Inside Flap: First drafted as a novel called Oyster Point when the author was only eighteen, The Cassique of Kiawah was finally published thirty-five years later, in 1859, at the height of William Gilmore Simms’s career. It is a history through fiction of early Charleston, South Carolina, and completed Simms’s series of Revolutionary War novels. Through satire and realism he portrays the charm and the corruption of late seventeenth-century Charleston society, and he contrasts the quiet majesty of the wilderness with the violence of man. The book was widely reviewed and highly praised, and it confirmed Simms’s position as the nation’s best-known novelist.

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