Carolina Mountains: Writers and Travelers

Carolina Mountains: Writers and Travelers

Nineteenth- and early twentieth-century writers and travelers such as Frederick Law Olmsted, Charles Dudley Warner, Constance Fenimore Woolson, Margaret Morley, and Christian Reid tell of the “Land of the Sky,” a destination for those seeking the strange, the sublime, and the soothing. These notable authors traveled in the Carolina Highlands and entertained their readers with accounts of beautiful, rugged mountains and sturdy, resourceful people. Though lapsing into “local color” and establishing stereotypes at times, their travel writing depicts an interesting, complex region, full of compelling characters and stories.

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