Twain: Letters from Hawaii
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A. Grove Day was a leading authority on the literature of the Pacific.

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Twain's powers of observation and description are unsurpassed and we get a vivid picture of the life and scenery of these lovely islands. Fascinating descriptions of old Hawaiian customs, a funeral in the Royal Family, a session of the Legislature, the contribution of the missionaries, and the character of the native Hawaiian leadership make this book difficult to put down.-- "Saturday Review"

An amalgam of workaday journalism, whimsy, shrewd and poetic observation, accurate commercial prophecy, character assassination, and tongue-in-cheek tall tales.-- "Times Literary Supplement"

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 alternation of hyperbole an deadpan understatement in a blend that can only be Twain.-- "Wall Street Journal"

Twain's powers of observation and description are unsurpassed and we get a vivid picture of the life and scenery of these lovely islands. Fascinating descriptions of old Hawaiian customs, a funeral in the Royal Family, a session of the Legislature, the contribution of the missionaries, and the character of the native Hawaiian leadership make this book difficult to put down.-- "Saturday Review"
An amalgam of workaday journalism, whimsy, shrewd and poetic observation, accurate commercial prophecy, character assassination, and tongue-in-cheek tall tales.-- "Times Literary Supplement"
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 alternation of hyperbole an deadpan understatement in a blend that can only be Twain.-- "Wall Street Journal"

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