Book in good condition, tight binding. DJ has light shelf wear but still shinny. Pages and DJ yellowed due to age. No tears in DJ. This is NOT an ex-library book.The youth known as Edward Stono was raised in a hovel in a Charleston alley-the Charleston of the ante-bellum South, proud mistress of old Carolina.The boys from the mansions by the High Battery called him white trash, but this only served to sharpen the splendor of Edward's dream and conviction. He would restore to wealth and prominence an almost extinct family of Low Country aristocrats to which he never doubted he belonged. Was not his seamstress mother the daughter of a great French Creole family in the West Indies? Did he not himself bear every mark of high birth and place?While walking on the beach he met Salley, her beauty reflecting the dark rivers and woods of Edisto. Without even questioning Edward's origins, she invited him to a beach party at her uncle's great plantation, known as Hudson's Barony.It came about that Edward did not attend the party. Instead he became an understudy of Faro Jack, he of the piercing eyes and darting hands, for Edward too had incredibly swift hands, wonderful power of vision and, above all, a gambler's sense of fate.Thus Edward won a name in the shadow-world that lay beneath the glory-tinted world of the plantation owners. And then he learned the truth of his own birth, and came into an inheritance of deep, dangerous yet thrilling obligations. These brought him to Cuba in search of wealth, and there he found his great foe. How could he keep out of danger when, gambler and man of honor that he was, he constantly risked all that he had?Visit our eCRATER store forother great Novels and save on shipping!INTERNATIONALSHIPPING: We ship worldwide for actual postage plus $1.75 handling. Buyer is encouraged to purchase insurance to guarantee safe delivery. International buyers must contact me for final costs before making payment.We only accept PayPal for International orders.Pay me securely with any major credit card through PayPal!