Elizabeth Sinkler Coxe's Tales from the Grand Tour, 1890-1910

University of South Carolina Press
  • erschienen am 30. Juli 2010
  • Buch
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  • Softcover
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  • 120 Seiten
978-1-57003-957-7 (ISBN)
The international adventures of a Southern widow turned patron of historical discovery
  • Englisch
  • South Carolina
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  • USA
  • Für Beruf und Forschung
  • Höhe: 221 mm
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  • Breite: 141 mm
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  • Dicke: 14 mm
  • 304 gr
978-1-57003-957-7 (9781570039577)
1570039577 (1570039577)
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A native of Charleston, Anne Sinkler Whaley LeClercq is director of the Daniel Library at the Citadel and a great-grandniece of Elizabeth Sinkler Coxe. She holds a master's degree in librarianship from Emory University and a J.D. from the University of Tennessee. LeClercq is also editor of Between North and South: The Letters of Emily Wharton Sinkler, 1842-1865, and author of An Antebellum Plantation Household: Including the South Carolina Low Country Receipts and Remedies of Emily Wharton Sinkler.
Sharing the story of a woman who was comfortable in the North and the South and embraced a larger world as well, Elizabeth Sinkler Coxe's Tales from the Grand Tour broadens our understanding of the complexities of the postbellum United States.
Journal of Southern History The letters make for terrific armchair-and-ottoman reading, superb in their evocation of time. . . . To bridge the gaps in the letter-writing chronology, LeClercq contributes a highly readable narrative that pulls the reader along like a good novel.
Charleston (S.C.) Post & Courier Through both words and pictures, this vivid chronicle of camels and trains, dervishes and pyramids, demonstrates the grand tour's cultural importance.
Charleston (S.C.) Magazine The sketches and written accounts of her extensive travels possess considerable period charm. Lizzie Sinkler seems promising raw material for one of her cousin-in-law Edith Wharton's novels.
Charleston (S.C.) Mercury A fascinating travelogue detailing the turn-of-the-twentieth-century adventures of intrepid traveler and socialite Elizabeth Sinkler Coxe . . . that included trips to Egypt, Turkey, France, Italy, and Greece. Drawing on Lizzie's diary, travel journals, letters, and business documents, great-grandniece LeClercq provides an exotic firsthand account of a unique type of upper-class travel in a bygone era.

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