The Innocents Abroad

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Velvet Element Books, 2008 - 684 pages
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Being some account of the steamship Quaker City's pleasure excursion to Europe and the Holy land; with descriptions of countries, nations, incidents, and adventures as they appeared to the author : with two hundred and thirty-four illustrations. The Innocents Abroad, or The New Pilgrims' Progress was published by American author Mark Twain in 1869. The travel literature chronicles Twain's pleasure cruise on board the chartered vessel Quaker City through Europe and the Holy Land with a group of religious pilgrims. It was the best selling of Twain's works during his lifetime.
  

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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

CHAPTER IV
38
Dancing Uvder Difficulties
42
The Mock Trial
44
CHAPTER VI
47
Land no
49
The Capote
52
Ems and Desolation
53
Solid InformationA Fossil CommunityCurious Ways and CustomsJesuit
55
Port of Horta Fayal Full Pace face page
56
SekkiYah
59
CHAPTER VII
62
Beautiful Stranger
64
Rock of Girraltar Full Page face page
65
Queens Chair
67
The Oracle
70
IS The Interrogation Point
71
Garrison at MalabaT
72
Entertaining an Angel
75
The Ancient City of Tangier MoroccoStrange SightsA Cradle of
76
Xmv of a Street in Tangier
77
CHAPTER IX
83
TntRTY Minutes for Dinner France 110
85
Change for a Napoleon SI 23 The Consuls Family
88
CHAPTER X
90
Poet Lariat
91
First Supper in France
95
Painting
96
Getting Used to it No SoapBill of Fare Table dhoteAn American
98
Einging for Soap
99
2a Wink Sib 1
100
The Pilgrim
101
The Prisoner
103
A Holiday Flight through FranceSummer Garb of the LandscapeAbroad
105
Homeless France Full Page face page
106
Railroad Official in France
108
Five Minutes for Refreshments A merica
109
A Decided Shave
115
A Gastly Substitute
117
More TroubleMonsieur BillflngerReChristening the FrenchmanIn
118
The Three Guides
119
Ze Silk Magazin
122
Return in Was Paint
124
Napoleon III
126
CHAPTER XIV
130
The Morgue 182
132
We took a walk 185
134
The CanCan 186
136
French National BuryingGroundAmong the Great DeadThe Shrine
139
GRAVES OF AliELAHD and IIkloise
141
A Pair of Canons of 18th Century
142
The Private Marriage
144
American Drinks
148
Koyal Honors to a Yankee
150
The Okisette
151
CHAPTER XVI
152
Fountain at Versailles
154
WarThe American Forces Victorious Home Again Italy in Sight
159
Women of Genoa
161
Petrified Lackey
164
Illustrations
167
Graves of Sixty Thousand
169
Hoof and Spires of Cathedral at Milan Full Page face page
172
Central Door of Cathedral at Milan
174
Boyhoods Experience
176
Treasures of the Cathedral
179
Do Tou Wis zo Haut can bo ?La ScalaPetrarch and LauraLucrezia
183
Cathedral at Milan 1S1 64 La Scai a Theatre
184
Copying from Old Masters
191
Facial Expression
194
The Echo
196
6a Note Book
197
A Kiss for a Franc
198
The Fumigation
200
Lake Como
202
Garden Lake Como Foll Page Face Page
204
Social Driver
207
Wayside Shrine
208
Peace and Happiness
209
Castle of Count Lcigi
210
The Wicked Brother
216
Night in VeniceThe Gay Gondolier The Grand Fete by MoonlightThe
217
Disgusted Gondolier
220
Cathedral of St Mark 7
226
The Peg
228
Goodby 280
235
St Mark By the Old Masters
238
Rialto Bridge
241
CHAPTER XXIV
244
Florence
245
The Pensioner
246
I Want to go Home
249
The Leaning Tower
250
CHAPTER XXV
255
The Contrast
258
Italian Pastimes
263
Incendiary Document 204
264
The Modern Roman on His TravelsThe Grandeur of St PetersHoly Relics
266
A Bom ax of 1S69
267
Mamektine Prison
276
Old Roman
278
Coliseum of Ancient Home
281
CHAPTER XXVII
284
not Complain
285
Humboldt House
286
Dan
288
St Sebastian By the Old Masters
289
Penmanship
291
On a Bust
293
CHAPTER XXVIII
298
Taults of the Convent
299
Dried Content Fruits
302
At the Store
303
CHAPTER XXIX
308
Soothing the Pilgrims
309
Ascent of Mr Vesuvius
313
CHAPTER XXX
315
House Pompeii
335
Stromeoli S3S 124 View of the Acropolis looking West
341
Ho
343
The Assault
344
The Caryatides
346
The Parthenon Full Page face page 34S 129 We Sidled not Ran
350
Ancient Acropolis
352
Tail Piece Hiens
353
CHAPTER XXXIII
354
Queen of Greece 855
355
Palace at Athens
356
Street Scene in Constantinople Full Pace face page
359
Mosque of St Sophia 863
362
Scarcity of Morals and WhiskeySlaveGirl Market ReportCommercial
368
Turkish Mausoleum 865
370
The Censor on Duty
374
Turkish Bath
378
FarAwayMoses
381
Talta from the Emperoks Palace 892
383
A Fragment 8S5 148 TailPieceA Memento
385
CHAPTER XXXVI
387
Return to ConstantinopleWe Sail for AsiaThe Sailors Burlesque
403
Tinsel King 899
404
14S The It eckition
405
Struct Scene in Smyrna
411
Smyrna
412
An Apparent Success
416
CHAPTER XL
418
Drifting to Starboard
419
A Spoiled Nap
420
Ancient Amphitheatre at Kphesijs
422
Modern Amphitheatre at Ephesus
423
Ruins of Ephesus
424
15 The Journey
425
Graves of the Seven Sleepers
429
CHAPTER XLI
430
The Selection 484
434
Camping Out
436
Tail PieceArabs Tents
437
CHAPTER XLII
438
A Good Feeder 489
439
Interesting Fete
440
Sunday School Grapes
442
An Old Fogy
445
Race with a Camel
446
Temple of the Sun
447
16S Ruins of Baalheo
449
Hewn Stones in Quarry
450
Mercy
452
Patron Saint
453
CHAPTER XLIV
454
Water Carrier
455
View of Damascus Full Page face page
456
Street Cars of Damascus
460
Full Dressed Tourist
466
Impromptu Hospital
474
The Horse Baalbec
477
Oak of Basiian
479
Dangerous A rah
482
Grimes on the WarPath
483
TailPieceBedouin Camp
487
CHAPTER XLVII
488
1S2 Home of Ancient Pomp
489
11 Jack
490
A Disappointed Audience
491
FigTree
495
Fare too High
497
Curious Specimens of Art and ArchitecturePublic Reception of the Pilgrims
503
Syrian House
504
1SS Tiberias and Sea of Galilee
506
CHAPTER XLIX
514
The Guard
516
Mount Tabor 621
518
TailPieceGathering Fcel
524
CHAPTER L
525
Fountain of the Virgin
530
Madonnalike Beauty
531
Putnam Outdone
533
The Bastinado
535
CHAPTER LI
537
IWept 53ft 197 Want of Dignity
539
19S An Oriental Well
544
Arabs Saluting
545
Free Sons of the Desert 640
547
CHAPTER LII
551
Shecukm
552
CHAPTER LIII
558
Tail PieceGate of Jerusalem 55Q 203 Beggars in Jerusalem
559
ClIITKCII OF THE Hoi V SEPULCHRE
564
Grave of Adam 5i0
566
View of Jerusalem Full Page face page
574
The Wandering Jew
577
Mosque of Omar
578
An Epidemic
589
Charge on Bedouins
590
Dead Sea
594
Grotto of the Nativity Full Page face page 218 Jaffa Full Page face page gix 214 Rear Elevation of Jack
610
Street in Alexandria fill
611
Viceroy of Egypt iij 217 Eastern Monarch
614
Room No 15
617
The Nilometer
620
Ascent of the Pyramids
621
High Hopes Frustrated
625
Kings Chamber in the Pyramid Full Page face page
626
A Powerful Argument
627
Pyramids and Sphynx Full Page face page
629
The Relic Hunter
630
The Mamelukes Leap
631
Would sot be Comforted
633
Tail Piece The Traveler
634
Homeward Bound
635
Bad Coffee
639
Our Friends the Bermudians
640
Captain Duncan
641
Tail Piece Finis
651
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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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