The Innocents Abroad

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Courier Dover Publications, Aug 11, 2003 - Biography & Autobiography - 652 pages
14 Reviews
The Innocents Abroad sold over 70,000 copies in its first year and remained the bestselling of Twain's works throughout his lifetime. And no wonder it shows the great author at the height of his powers as he records his trenchant, often hilarious, observations of people and places (Tangier, Marseilles, Paris, Venice, Rome, Constantinople, etc.) he saw while touring Europe and the Holy Land in 1867. Serious passages alternate with jocular chapters, and Twain's humor takes a particularly satirical turn toward the tourists who rely upon travel guidebooks rather than their personal impressions to define their travel experiences. Includes all the charming line illustrations that appeared in the original edition.
  

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It's certainly difficult to read this in the 21st century, with our ideals of equality and political correctness. This collection of essays are a product of their time, and the writing definitely ... Read full review

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I wanted to love this book. But somehow it felt like sitting in a room for hours, sipping tea with an acquaintance while watching hundreds of pictures from their vacation. The fun of this book is in ... Read full review

Contents

I
19
II
26
III
32
IV
38
V
47
VI
55
VII
62
VIII
76
XXXI
327
XXXII
337
XXXIII
354
XXXIV
368
XXXV
381
XXXVI
387
XXXVII
390
XXXVIII
403

IX
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X
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XI
98
XII
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XIII
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XIV
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XV
139
XVI
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XVII
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XVIII
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XIX
183
XX
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XXI
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XXII
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XXIII
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XXIV
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XXV
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XXVI
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XXVII
284
XXVIII
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XXIX
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XXX
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XXXIX
412
XL
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XLI
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XLII
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XLIII
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XLIV
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XLV
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XLVI
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XLVII
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XLVIII
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XLIX
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L
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LI
537
LII
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LIII
558
LIV
574
LV
586
LVI
604
LVII
609
LVIII
618
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About the author (2003)

Mark Twain was born Samuel L. Clemens in Florida, Missouri on November 30, 1835. He worked as a printer for a time, and then became a steamboat pilot. He traveled in the West, writing humorous sketches for newspapers. In 1865, he wrote the short story, The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County, which was very well received. He then began a career as a humorous travel writer and lecturer, publishing The Innocents Abroad in 1869, Roughing It in 1872, and, co-authored with Charles Dudley Warner, Gilded Age in 1873. His best-known works are The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876), Mississippi Writing: Life on the Mississippi (1883), and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1884). He died of a heart attack on April 21, 1910.

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