An Island Garden

Author(s): Celia Thaxter

American Gardens | Julie Wiltshire | Garden Writing | Art & Botanical Illustration

Houghton Mifflin originally published this classic, written by a New England poet and illustrated by one of America's greatest impressionist painters, in 1894. Seven years ago, a slipcased facsimile gift edition introduced a new generation of readers to this American classic. Thaxter spent much of her life on the rocky, windy Isles of Shoals, off Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Her cottage was a salon for literary and artistic New Englanders, and her garden (which has recently been restored) was famous even before Childe Hassam chose it as a subject. In this book, Thaxter describes how she made a garden grow in this unlikely spot, despite having to ferry seedlings in a small boat across ten miles of stormy seas. All of Childe Hassam's paintings and chapter illuminations are retained in this paperback edition. And new readers will fall in love with Celia Thaxter's wonderfully readable text.

Very good copy

Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9780395745472
  • : Houghton Mifflin
  • : Houghton Mifflin
  • : September 1995
  • : 24.00 cmmm X 15.20 cmmm X 1.20 cmmm
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Celia Thaxter
  • : Paperback/Softback
  • : Childe Hassam
  • : en
  • : 126
  • : Colour Illustrations