Charles Warren Stoddard

The sunbathers and surfriders ride their canoes over the surf at Waikiki beach. The rainbows fill the island airs. Princess Ruth throws live piglets, bottles of gin, and tobacco into the Kilauea Volcano lava to stop it.

As the United States expanded into the Pacific region, Charles Warren Stoddard (1843-1909) was among the writers who introduced the Pacific to Americans. Known for his South Seas tales, the American author and journalist described the sights and sounds of Hawaii after his 1864 visit. … Read the rest of the story

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