The Innocents Abroad: or, The New Pilgrims' Progress (Google eBook)

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Random House Publishing Group, Dec 18, 2007 - Travel - 560 pages
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The Innocents Abroad is one of the most prominent and influential travel books ever written about Europe and the Holy Land. In it, the collision of the American “New Barbarians” and the European “Old World” provides much comic fodder for Mark Twain—and a remarkably perceptive lens on the human condition. Gleefully skewering the ethos of American tourism in Europe, Twain’s lively satire ultimately reveals just what it is that defines cultural identity. As Twain himself points out, “Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime.” And Jane Jacobs observes in her Introduction, “If the reader is American, he may also find himself on a tour of his own psyche.”


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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

PREFACE xxxiii
2
CH PTaR III
15
CHAPTER V
26
Connnr
32
StrangerThe Pillars of HerculesThe Rock of GibraItarliresome
38
CHAPTER VIII
49
CHAPTER X
59
GIl lIIlR XI
66
CHAPTER XXXI
236
CHAPTER XXXIII
256
CHAPTER XXXIV
266
that Came Too Latelo Visit the Autocrat of All the Russias
282
Imperial Visit0rsAncient SmyrnaThe Oriental Splendor FraudThe
295
CHAPTER XXXIX
302
CHAPTER XLIV
333
CHAPTER XLV
342

CHAPTER XIII
81
CHAPlER XIV
90
CHAPTER XV
97
HAPTER XVI
107
CHAPTER XVIII
120
CHAPTER XXI
145
The Notable Sights of VeniceThe Mother of the Republics Desolate
152
Ungrateful CityDazzling GenerosityWonderful MosaicsThe Histori
172
TreasuryThe Sumptuousness of Mother ChurchEcclesiastical Splendor
180
CHAPTER XXVI
188
An Exasperating SubiectAsinine GuidesThe Roman Catacombslhe
204
CHAPTER XXIX
223
PTlR XLVI
353
CHAPTER XLVII
361
CHAPTER XLVIII
372
CHAPTER LI
399
CHAPTER LII
411
CHAPTER LIII
417
CHAPTER LIV
430
2R LV
440
CHAPTER LVI
454
CIIAPTIIR LIlI
465
CHAPTER LIX
477
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About the author (2007)

Jane Jacobs’s books include The Nature of Economies and The Death and Life of Great American Cities, both of which are available in Modern Library clothbound editions. She lives in Toronto.


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