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The Innocents Abroad

Author : Mark Twain
ISBN : 0870527568
Genre : Europe
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The Innocents Abroad

Author : Mark Twain
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The Innocents Abroad, or The New Pilgrims' Progress is a book by a classic of the American literature, Mark Twain. This very book started his literary career. A young journalist spent six months on board of “Quaker City” with his fellow countrymen who went on a journey to Europe and the Holy land. They were in Morocco, Venice, Rome, Paris, Jerusalem and Odessa, crossed the Atlantic twice and came ashore in the New-York harbour safe and sound. This story about travelling has the aim to show a reader what Europe and East would look like if he (or she) saw them with his (her) own eyes, rather than with the eyes of someone who had been there before.

Traveling With The Innocents Abroad

Author : Daniel Morley McKeithan
ISBN : 9780806187617
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Here, collected in book form for the first time, are the letters written by Mark Twain on the famous Holy Land Excursion of 1867—letters that Twain once said would ruin him if published. Twain, a brash young journalist with one book under his belt, was one of seventy-seven passengers on the steamship Quaker City when it left New York in June 1867, to begin “The Grand Holy Land Pleasure Excursion.” As special correspondent for the Daily Alta California, Twain wrote fifty letters during the next six months, describing in detail the places visited and the sights seen as the pilgrims journeyed from Tangier to Paris, then to Venice, Constantinople, and Bethlehem—with many stops in between. Full of sprightly humor and savage satire, these letters also contain some of the most elegant vituperation ever to appear in an American newspaper. Twain later incorporated parts of the letters into The Innocents Abroad, probably the most famous travel book ever written by an American, but every letter was drastically revised to appeal to the more refined taste of eastern readers. Daniel Morley McKeithan’s discussion of the alterations and deletions made in each letter throws light on Twain’s methods of composition and revision. Those who have read The Innocents Abroad and those who have not will find equal delight in this volume.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Innocents Abroad Vol 1

Author : Mark Twain
ISBN : 9780809531615
Genre : Fiction
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In which America's greatest writer accompanies a boatload of often ridiculous, provincial pilgrims on The Tour of Europe and the Holy Land, as pretensions are punctured, much supposedly taken for granted is viewed with a jaundiced eye, and what could be a mere travel book rises to the level of great literature: a microcosm of the entire human comedy.
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The Innocents Abroad Illustrated Edition

Author : Mark Twain
ISBN : 9788026878223
Genre : Travel
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Innocents Abroad is a travel book which humorously chronicles the trip Twain called his "Great Pleasure Excursion," on board the chartered vessel Quaker City through Europe and the Holy Land in 1867. The excursion was billed as a Holy Land expedition, with numerous stops and side trips along the coast of the Mediterranean Sea, such as the train excursion from Marseille to Paris for the 1867 Paris Exhibition during the reign of Napoleon III and the Second French Empire, a journey through the Papal States to Rome, a side trip through the Black Sea to Odessa, and finally culminating in an excursion through the Holy Land. Twain recorded his observations and critiques of the various aspects of culture and society which he encountered on the journey, some more serious than others. Many of his observations draw a contrast between his own experiences and the often grandiose accounts in contemporary travelogues, which were regarded in their own time as indispensable aids for traveling in the region. Samuel Langhorne Clemens (1835-1910), better known by his pen name Mark Twain, was an American writer, humorist, entrepreneur, publisher, and lecturer. He is best known for his two novels – The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and its sequel, the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, but his satirical stories and travel books are also widely popular. His wit and satire, in prose and in speech, earned him praise from critics and peers. He was lauded as the greatest American humorist of his age.
Category: Travel