North Carolina Literary Hall of Fame

By | 17 August 2017

North Carolina Literary Hall of Fame Excerpt From North Carolina Literary Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony, May , In , James Boyd, A Steel And Railroad Magnate, Purchased Acres In Southern Pines And Built A Home He Christened This New Estate Weymouth, After A Town He Had Visited In England Set Amidst A Magnificent Stand Of Virgin Long Leaf Pines, It Served As A Country Manor Where His Grandson And Namesake, James, Often Came As A Boy To Repair Frail Health And Explore The Imposing Pine Forest And Surrounding CountrysideLater Young James Went To Princeton And Earned A Master S Degree At Cambridge After Serving As An Ambulance Driver During World War I, An Experience Which Left His Heath Even Fragile, He Returned To Weymouth For Recovery In , He And His New Wife, The Former Katharine Lamont, Spent Their Honeymoon In The House, Which By Now James Co Owned With His Brother, Jackson The Following Year, He And Katharine Moved To Weymouth And Began Redesigning It They Moved Part Of The Original House Across Connecticut Avenue To Become Part Of Jackson S New Home, Now Known As The Campbell House TO The Remaining Structure, They Added A Second Story And Two Wings, Enlarging The Georgian Style House To Square FeetJames Boyd, Now Years Old, Left The Management Of The Family Business To His Brother While He Pursued The Dream Which Had Begun When He Was Editor Of His High School Newspaper To Become A Writer Boyd S Biographer, David Whisnant, Observes That Boyd Chose To Live In Southern Pines Because This Site Seemed To Offer The Best Conditions For Beginning A Literary Career A Reasonable Physical Comfort, Freedom From Distractions, And A Mild An Opportunity To Affirm The Tangible Values Of American Life One Of The Earliest Visitors To The Newly Enlarged Home Was British Novelist And Playwright John Galsworthy, Who, After Reading Boyd S Stories, Encouraged Him To Try A Novel, Then, On A Trip To New York, Urged Publishers To Keep An Eye On James Boyd In , Scribner S Published Boyd S First Novel, Drums It Won Immediate Attention, Not Only For Its Story But For Its Realism The Result Of Boyd S Extensive And Meticulous ResearchAbout The PublisherForgotten Books Publishes Hundreds Of Thousands Of Rare And Classic Books Find At ForgottenbooksThis Book Is A Reproduction Of An Important Historical Work Forgotten Books Uses State Of The Art Technology To Digitally Reconstruct The Work, Preserving The Original Format Whilst Repairing Imperfections Present In The Aged Copy In Rare Cases, An Imperfection In The Original, Such As A Blemish Or Missing Page, May Be Replicated In Our Edition We Do, However, Repair The Vast Majority Of Imperfections Successfully Any Imperfections That Remain Are Intentionally Left To Preserve The State Of Such Historical Works

  • Hardcover
  • 24 pages
  • 0483378143
  • North Carolina Literary Hall of Fame
  • Marsha White Warren
  • 17 August 2017