Title: The Storm's Gift
Author: Dr. C. E. [Charles Ellsworth] Linton
Description: Inscribed by Linton on ffep. No date listed, but was published in 1920. Red cloth boards pictorially stamped in black. Spot of soiling to fore-edge of text block. Small hole in the ffep; the author's promotional label (with a small portrait) is affixed to the ffep. A few pages show minor spots of soiling. Dust jacket has a little bit of chipping at spine ends and bottom fore-corners; spot of soiling on rear panel. DJ in archival sleeve. Seven illustrated plates. 210 pp. 7.5 x 5.25 inches.
A dramatic novel of pioneer life in Oregon, set in the period of the 1860's and early 1870's. It begins with a storm and shipwreck off of the Yachats rocks and the rescue of an ailing sailor and a baby. Revelations of the infant's identity are followed by adventures on land and at sea. Much of the action takes place in Oregon.
Charles Ellsworth Linton (1865-1930) was an Oregon author and doctor who lived in the Waldport area on the coast. He was born in Iowa, but by 1895 was residing in Nehalem; a few years later he served as the second mayor of Warrenton (1899). He ran the Gem drug store in Astoria just after the turn of the century and about 1904 moved to Alsea Bay. In 1909 he served as the postmaster of the Lutgens (Bayshore) post office and was the proprietor of Waldport pharmacy. He was the author of several books. According to his obituary, these earned him the sobriquet of "The Jules Verne of Oregon.
Condition: Very Good+
Jacket Condition: Very Good
Publisher: Press of the Interstate Bindery
Place: Vancouver, Wash.
Keywords: fiction, novel, Yachats, Oregon, Waldport, Alsea, Lincoln County, shipwrecks, Oregon coast, pioneer life, adventure, Oregon authors,
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