Mark Twain’s Letters from Hawaii by Mark Twain audiobook

Mark Twain’s Letters from Hawaii

By Mark Twain
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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.

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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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Provides a fresh, funny portrait of Mark Twain as a young man.” Time
“The unmistakable touch of his comic genius can be seen, that sly alteration of hyperbole and deadpan understatement in a blend that can only be Twain.” Wall Street Journal
“An amalgam of workaday journalism, whimsy, shrewd and poetic observation, accurate commercial prophecy...and tongue-in-cheek tall tales.” Times Literary Supplement
“Those who treat themselves to these blustery, spirited letters will experience a journey in every sense of the word…A reminder of why Twain’s legacy has endured.” Publishers Weekly
“Twain’s superb writing about the history of that exotic paradise and his experiences there delivers a powerful audio experience. Listeners will feel they too are discovering the geography of the islands. One can almost smell the fragrant flowers and experience the balmy breezes.” AudioFile

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Author

Author Bio: Mark Twain

Author Bio: Mark Twain

Mark Twain, pseudonym of Samuel L. Clemens (1835–1910), was born in Florida, Missouri, and grew up in Hannibal on the west bank of the Mississippi River. He attended school briefly and then at age thirteen became a full-time apprentice to a local printer. When his older brother Orion established the Hannibal Journal, Samuel became a compositor for that paper and then, for a time, an itinerant printer. With a commission to write comic travel letters, he traveled down the Mississippi. Smitten with the riverboat life, he signed on as an apprentice to a steamboat pilot. After 1859, he became a licensed pilot, but two years later the Civil War put an end to the steam-boat traffic.

In 1861, he and his brother traveled to the Nevada Territory where Samuel became a writer for the Virginia City Territorial Enterprise, and there, on February 3, 1863, he signed a humorous account with the pseudonym Mark Twain. The name was a river man’s term for water “two fathoms deep” and thus just barely safe for navigation.

In 1870 Twain married and moved with his wife to Hartford, Connecticut. He became a highly successful lecturer in the United States and England, and he continued to write.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD
Category: Nonfiction/Literary Collections
Runtime: 3.13
Audience: Adult
Language: English