The Lost Continent: Travels in Small-town America - Chapters 15 through 19 Summary & Analysis

Bill Bryson
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Chapters 15 through 19 Summary and Analysis

Bryson quickly crosses Connecticut and briefly wonders if he should go back, thinking there must be something he missed. At Bellevue Avenue near Newport, he skips the official tour of the impressive homes built by the wealthiest of the country around 1900, opting to follow a path that follows a cliff for a view of the rear of the homes instead. He notes the tourists at the elaborate home of Cornelius Vanderbilt and wonders what the "dog-faced old prick" would think of the intrusion. Bryson says the houses would make most people think that no one - other than themselves - deserve to be so rich. Cape Cod is pretty but incredibly congested with the Columbus Day weekend travelers. He says he can't see a "single real attraction" and that it seems every business in town is aimed at getting...

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