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Correspondence

Charmless

Early in Owen Wister’s 1905 novel Lady Baltimore, the narrator, recently arrived in Charleston from Philadelphia, remarks upon the stillness of the city, its “silent verandas” and cloistered gardens behind their wrought iron gates—“this little city of oblivion . . . with its lavender and pressed shut memories . . . ”
Jack Trotter

Jack Trotter

Jack Trotter writes from Charleston, South Carolina.

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