Forever Island: A Novel

Smith, Patrick D.

Published by Norton, 1973
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First edition, stated. Inscribed on free endpaper, "To Florence Clare, with best wishes, Patrick D. Smith." Book is VG+ in green cloth, with minor spine lean and mild discoloration to pastedowns. Dust jacket has minor fading to spine and a couple of minor, very short creases. Jacket has original price of $5.95 at top corner of inside flap, but lower corner is clipped. Bookseller Inventory #

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Title: Forever Island: A Novel
Publisher: Norton
Publication Date: 1973
Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: Very Good+
Edition: 1st Edition

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Smith, Patrick D.
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Book Description New York: W. W. Norton & Company, Inc.(). First Edition., 1973. Octavo, green cloth (hardcover), gilt letters, uncut, 191 pp. Fine; in a Near-Fine, price-clipped dust jacket with slight foxing (age darkened spotting). From dust jacket: In a corner of the Big Cypress Swamp, to the north of the Florida Everglades, lives Charlie Jumper, an eighty-six-year-old Seminole Indian. Unlike the younger Indians who have adopted white civilization, Charlie and his wife cling to the old ways, hunting and fishing in the great swamp and farming a tiny plot of higher ground. Their simple existence is suddenly threatened when a large tract of swamp is bought by a development corporation and Charlie is told that he will have to move. From his youth Charlie remembers the slaughter of egrets and alligators by the white man and the logging of the giant cypress. Rather than surrender the land that is his life to this final indignity, Charlie decides to fight back. It is an uneven contest. First come the great machines that silt up the steams; then the workmen inadvertantly poison the marsh; and, attempting to sabotage the construction equipment, Charlie's best friend is killed. Realizing that there can be no compromise with the white man who destroys all he touches, Charlie leaves his family and flees into the swamp, seeking the lost island known in Seminole legends as Forever Island. The theme of this novel is the clash of two attitutdes toward the natural world. Speaking perhaps for many of us, Charlie demands to know by what right the developers lay claim to the swamp. Literature, Florida, Floridiana, Florida History, Historical Fiction, Historic Fiction. Seller Inventory # 1720gls

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Book Description W. W. Norton & Company, 1973. Paperback. Condition: Used: Good. Seller Inventory # SONG0393336913

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Book Description W. W. Norton & Company, 1973. Cloth. Condition: Very Good +. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. This is a true First Edition copy of Forever Island. The story is set just north of the Florida Everglades. It's not an ex-library copy, it's been inscrubed, then signed, by Smith, on the front loose end page, and the book is in very good + condition. The dust jacket would also be in very good + condition if the front dust jacket flaps had not been clipped . . . both the top and the bottom. It's a really nice signed copy of what has become a Florida classic. Signed by Author(s). Seller Inventory # 004519

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