Florida Roundabout

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Abstract

**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.**

In this collection of short stories, Theodore Pratt shares a variety of perspectives on life in contemporary and historical Florida. From interactions with nature to traversing cityscapes, Pratt shows the sometimes obscured beauty and unique spirit of the Sunshine State.

"Seminole Attack" is the only story in this collection that takes place in St. Augustine.

The notable local location visited is the Old City Gates

"In 1840, during the Seminole War in Florida, a theatrical troupe was attacked by the Indians just outside of St. Augustine; that incident, treated fictionally, is the basis of this story." -a brief foreword at the beginning of the short story.

There is a historical marker near where this incident took place. The site is now within the St. Augustine city limits.

Identifier

PS3531 .R248 F66 1959

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.

Creator

Title

Florida Roundabout

Publisher

New York: Duell, Sloan and Pearce

Format

Hardcover book

Language

English

Audience

Subject

Historical
Race Relations
Short stories, Vignettes, or Poetry

Coverage

Florida Territory

Accrual Method

Donated

Provenance

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

Has Format

Available for free on Internet Archive.

Has Version

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The County Public Library also collects St. Augustine Fiction. Please visit their website to see which branches have a copy of this title.

References

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.

Bibliographic Citation

Pratt, Theodore. Florida Roundabout. New York: Duell, Sloan and Pearce, 1959.

Citation

Theodore Pratt, “Florida Roundabout,” St. Augustine Fiction, accessed July 18, 2024, https://staugustinefiction.omeka.net/items/show/225.

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