A Gentleman in Charleston and the Manner of His Death

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In his latest novel, Southern writer William Baldwin calls upon the true story of famed Charleston newspaper editor Frank Dawson to tell a tale fraught with romance and intrigue. Dawson—a larger-than-life personality revered throughout the nineteenth-century South—was murdered while defending his children's governess from the advances of an unscrupulous doctor who lived next door. Baldwin artfully intertwines details pulled from the personal accounts of those involved in the dramatic series of events with his own inimitable prose. The result is a captivating meld of fact and fiction, set in a tumultuous period in the history of the Holy City that is now only a nostalgic memory.
ISBN: 9781596290877
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: South Carolina
Images: 75
Pages: 184
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
With the publication of The Hard to Catch Mercy, the Los Angeles Times compared William Baldwin to both Gabriel Garcia Marquez and Toni Morrison, and the New York Times declared the work to be “a fine send up of the Great Southern Novel.” Baldwin is a lifelong resident of the South Carolina Lowcountry. He has authored and co-authored numerous works of fiction and non-fiction, including Mrs. Whaley and Her Charleston Garden, The Fennel Family Papers, Heaven is a Beautiful Place, Inland Passages and Mantelpieces of the Old South.
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