The Land Where the Sun Dies


Dublin Core


**Warning: Some of the language or characterizations in this book are the product of the time when this book was written, and are no longer considered acceptable.**

This novel is told from various perspectives, including several relatives of future president, Andrew Jackson, and follows events from near the end of the 1st Seminole War (1814-1819)  through to the middle of the 2nd Seminole War (1835-1842), from West Point, NY to Florida and as far west as Tennessee and New Orleans. During the story's time set in St. Augustine, some of the characters interact with Osceola, and Governor Andrew Jackson's and his wife, Rachel's characters reveal their opinions of the Florida Territory. The people attempt to continue living their lives in the midst of an uncertain time, where their actions - even small ones - may have a huge impact upon the tense political situation.

A selection of the other historical personages who are characters in this novel are Chief Micanopy, senators from various states, President James Monroe, other politicians or military men, and the extended family of President Andrew Jackson and his wife, Rachel.

Local locations visited or mentioned include, but are not limited to the Plaza de la Constitucion, the Minorcan Quarter (Colonial Quarter), the Cathedral Basilica, Fort Marion (Castillo de San Marcos), Anastasia Island, the St. Augustine Lighthouse (this would be the one that was washed away by the Atlantic in the 1870s), and Buloff (Bulow) Plantation in, now, Flagler County.


PS3553 .A72 L36 1975

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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.



The Land Where the Sun Dies


New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons



Hardcover book





Action or Adventure
Race Relations


2nd Spanish Period
Florida Territory

Accrual Method



This is part of the Mr. Samuel Proctor Collection.
~ Professor from University of Florida, no relation to Flagler College's Dr. William L. Proctor, Chancellor Emeritus

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Available for free on Internet Archive.


Gardner, Janette C. An Annotated Bibliography of Florida Fiction, 1801-1980. St. Petersburg, FL: Little Bayou Press, 1983.

McCarthy, Kevin. M. The Book Lover’s Guide to Florida. 1st ed. Sarasota, FL: Pineapple Press, 1992.

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

Bibliographic Citation

Carlisle, Henry. Land Where the Sun Dies. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1975.


Henry Carlisle, “The Land Where the Sun Dies,” St. Augustine Fiction, accessed July 18, 2024,