The Huck Finn of foreign correspondents provides a colorful account of old Honolulu, the island nobility, the City of Refuge on the Kona coast, and the active volcano of Kilauea. These selections of Mark Twain's newspaper dispatches are both charming and informative. The light touch of the great humorist is seldom missing as he reveals the "loveliest fleet of islands that lie anchored in any ocean". This recording evokes the historical era with the eye of a verbal artist and the voice of the performing artist.More
"The unmistakable touch of [Twain's] comic genius can be seen, that sly alternation of hyperbole and deadpan understatement." (The Wall Street Journal)
"Twain's powers of observation and description are unsurpassed....A vivid picture of the life and scenery of these lovely islands." (Saturday Review)
"An amalgam of workaday journalism, whimsy, shrewd and poetic observation, accurate commercial prophecy...and tongue-in-cheek tall tales." (Times Literary Supplement)
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Mark Twain at the start of his career
- Tad Davis
Snapshot of Hawaii...from the words of Mark Twain!