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Beach Reads on Sullivan’s Island

Jun 26, 2014 • By Places Real Estate • 0 Comments
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Poe’s legacy dots the island and can be found lurking in such places as Poe’s Tavern, on Raven Street and Gold Bug Island.

Not many things go together as well as a day on the beach and a great read.  Sullivan’s Island has a rich literary history dating back to 1827 and stretching to modern day.  It is no wonder that this magical little island would spark a tale or two.

Edgar Allan Poe was stationed at Fort Moultrie for a year stretching from 1827 to 1828.  His short story, “The Gold Bug”, is primarily set on the island.  Another story of Poe’s, “The Balloon-Hoax”, features a three-day trans-atlantic balloon ride from merry old England to the shores of Sullivan’s Island.  Poe’s legacy dots the island and can be found lurking in such places as Poe’s Tavern, on Raven Street and Gold Bug Island.

For contemporary reads with nods to Sullivan’s Island, check out Dorothea Benton Frank’s novels, Sullivan’s Island and Beach Music or Pat Conroy’s memoir The Boo.

So grab a book by a native or inspired by an extended stay and hit the beach for a splendid day and with a good read.

Looking to make the island your home to write your own great American novel?  Click here to see 2656 Jasper Boulevard on Sullivan’s Island and to schedule a private showing.


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