The innocents abroad

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In 1867, Mark Twain set out from New York City for Europe and the Holy Land on the paddle-steamer Quaker City. The result of that trip was The Innocents Abroad, a travel book unlike any that had gone before it. Irreverent and irrepressible, Twain pokes fun at officious tour guides andoffensive tourists alike. The book offers a glimpse of a major writer when he was young and just beginning to flex his muscles, and also serves as an enduring no-nonsense guide for the first-time traveler to Europe and the Holy Land. The trip stimulates Twain to meditate on how the "new world" isdifferent from the "old" and engenders reflections on what a society must be like to be thought of as genuinely "civilized." The Innocents Abroad is alternately profound and profoundly entertaining. Twain may find himself exasperated or exhausted--but the story he tells is never dull. It is nowonder that the book was a hit on both sides of the Atlantic.
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display_description The book that made Mark Twain famous and introduced the world 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.
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subject_facet Americans -- Europe -- History -- 19th century, Americans -- Middle East -- History -- 19th century, Authors, American -- 19th century -- Biography, Electronic books, Europe -- Description and travel, Humorists, American -- 19th century -- Biography, Large type books, Middle East -- Description and travel, Ocean travel -- History -- 19th century, Palestine -- Description and travel, Twain, Mark, -- 1835-1910 -- Travel -- Europe, Twain, Mark, -- 1835-1910 -- Travel -- Middle East, Twain, Mark, -- 1835-1910 -- Travel -- Palestine
title_display The innocents abroad
title_full Innocents Abroad [electronic resource] Twain, Mark., The innocents abroad / Mark Twain, The innocents abroad / Mark Twain ; foreword, Shelley Fisher Fishkin ; introduction, Mordecai Richler ; afterword, David E.E. Sloane, The innocents abroad [electronic resource] / Mark Twain, The innocents abroad [electronic resource] Twain, Mark, 1835-1910.
title_short The innocents abroad
topic_facet Americans, Authors, American, Description and travel, Electronic books, History, Humorists, American, Large type books, Ocean travel, Travel, Twain, Mark