The Innocents Abroad - eBook
The Innocents Abroad - eBook  -     By: Mark Twain
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Format: DRM Protected ePub
Vendor: Open Road Media
Publication Date: 2015
ISBN: 9781480475304
ISBN-13: 9781480475304

Publisher's Description

The book that made Mark Twain famous and introduced theworld to that obnoxious and ubiquitous character: the American tourist

Based on a series of letters first published in American newspapers, The Innocents Abroad is Mark Twain’s hilarious and insightful account of an organized tour of Europe and the Holy Land undertaken in 1867.
 
With his trademark blend of skepticism and sincerity, Twain casts New World eyes on the people and places of the Old World, including London, Paris, Rome, Odessa, Constantinople, Damascus, and Jerusalem. He skewers the idiosyncrasies and pretensions of Americans abroad and delights in tormenting the local tour guides. In Lake Como, he insists that Lake Tahoe is nicer. In Genoa, he and his fellow travelers claim they’ve never heard of Christopher Columbus.
 
First published in 1869, The Innocents Abroad made Mark Twain a national celebrity. For the rest of the author’s life, it outsold all his other books, and remains one of the bestselling travelogues of all time. Part satire, part guidebook, it’s a must-read for fans of this inimitable author and anyone who has experienced the pleasure and the pain of being a tourist.
 
This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.

Author Bio

Mark Twain was the pen name of Samuel Langhorne Clemens (1835–1910), who grew up in Hannibal, Missouri, and worked as a printer, riverboat pilot, newspaperman, and silver miner before his short story "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County" brought him international attention. He would go on to write two of the great American novels, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, and many other enduring works of fiction, satire, and travelogue. He is one of the most widely recognized figures in US history.

Editorial Reviews

"A classic work . . . [that] marks a critical point in the development of our literature." —Leslie A. Fiedler
 
"Mark Twain helped to devise the personal style of American travel writing. . . . No matter what unusual customs he saw or monuments he climbed, he remained Mark Twain—a wised-up observer disguised as a wide-eyed innocent. . . . Much of the European scene he describes remains unchanged; all of it is a delight to revisit with Twain in the pilot house." —The New York Times

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