Personal Experience of the Great Charleston Earthquake

During a hot, sultry, and eerie evening on August 31st, 1886, Isabella Strybing Klinck was preparing her family for bed at 134 Broad Street when her home began to shake and fall apart. Written with wit and detail, Isabella’s original account of the Great Earthquake offers a new glimpse of both Charleston’s history and natural disasters. The book also explores many historical and timely aspects of Charleston, South Carolina, history.