When the Land Was Young: Being the True Romance of Antoinette Huguenin and Jack Middleton in the Days of the Buccaneers

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Abstract

King Louis XIV (reign: 1643-1715) is ruling France, and King Charles II (reign: 1660-1685) is ruling England, but in the Carolina Colony, Frenchman, Colonel Huguenin, and Englishman, Captain Jack Middleton, are busy fight Indians and trying to grow crops. When Middleton's true love, Antionette Huguenin, is captured en route to the New World, he travels to St. Augustine to rescue her from the Spanish. With help from friendly warriors, such as Lumulgee, he makes his way to the city only to learn that the Spanish governor's nephew plans to marry his dear Antoinette! With Lumulgee's help, Middleton rescues Antoinette, only is injured to the point of death in the streets of St. Augustine while trying to spirit her to safety.  Will he be able to escape his prison, rescue Antoinette a second time, and claim her hand for himself before she returns to France?

Local locations visited or mentioned include, but are not limited to the Old City Gates, the Castillo de San Marcos (although construction only started in 1672), and the Governor's palace (Governor's House Cultural Center and Museum).

Identifier

PS2359 .M54 W46

Access Rights

This item is part of the Circulating Collection and can be checked out with a valid Flagler ID. Non-Flagler affiliates will need to request this book through their local library's Inter-Library Loan program.

Contributor

Will Crawford, illustrator

Title

When the Land Was Young: Being the True Romance of Antoinette Huguenin and Jack Middleton in the Days of the Buccaneers

Publisher

1st edition:
Boston: Lothrop Publishing Company

Reprint edition:
[United States]: Kessinger Publishing

Format

Paperback book

Language

English

Audience

Subject

Historical
Race Relations
Romance

Coverage

1st Spanish Period

Accrual Method

Purchased

Has Format

Available for free on HathiTrust. [1st edition]
Available for free on Internet Archive. [1st edition]

References

Mason, Walter Scott. The People of Florida as Portrayed in American Fiction. Nashville, TN: George Peabody College for Teachers, 1949.

McCarthy, Kevin. M. “Historical St. Augustine in Fiction.” El Escribano 15 (1978): 61-69.

Bibliographic Citation

1st edition:
McLaws, Lafayette. When the Land Was Young: Being the True Romance of Antoinette Huguenin and Captain Jack Middleton in the Days of the Buccaneers. Boston: Lothrop Publishing Co., 1901.

Reprint edition:
McLaws, Lafayette. When the Land Was Young: Being the True Romance of Antoinette Huguenin and Captain Jack Middleton in the Days of the Buccaneers. [United States]: Kessinger Publishing, [2007].

Citation

[Emily] Lafayette McLaws, “When the Land Was Young: Being the True Romance of Antoinette Huguenin and Jack Middleton in the Days of the Buccaneers,” St. Augustine Fiction, accessed July 18, 2024, https://staugustinefiction.omeka.net/items/show/178.

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