The Innocents Abroad

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Penguin, Apr 3, 2007 - Fiction - 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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Contents

INTRODUCTION
xix
PREFACE
3
CHAPTER 1
5
CHAPTER 2
13
CHAPTER 3
17
CHAPTER 4
20
CHAPTER 5
27
CHAPTER 6
33
CHAPTER 31
245
CHAPTER 32
253
CHAPTER 33
266
CHAPTER 34
276
CHAPTER 35
287
CHAPTER 36
292
CHAPTER 37
295
CHAPTER 38
305

CHAPTER 7
39
CHAPTER 8
50
CHAPTER 9
55
CHAPTER 10
61
CHAPTER 11
67
CHAPTER 12
72
CHAPTER 13
82
CHAPTER 14
91
CHAPTER 15
98
CHAPTER 16
109
CHAPTER 17
113
CHAPTER 18
122
CHAPTER 19
130
CHAPTER 20
143
CHAPTER 21
149
CHAPTER 22
156
CHAPTER 23
166
CHAPTER 24
178
CHAPTER 25
186
CHAPTER 26
195
CHAPTER 27
212
CHAPTER 28
223
CHAPTER 29
231
CHAPTER 30
237
CHAPTER 39
313
CHAPTER 40
317
CHAPTER 41
326
CHAPTER 42
332
CHAPTER 43
338
CHAPTER 44
344
CHAPTER 45
354
CHAPTER 46
365
CHAPTER 47
373
CHAPTER 48
385
CHAPTER 49
395
CHAPTER 50
404
CHAPTER 51
413
CHAPTER 52
426
CHAPTER 53
431
CHAPTER 54
445
CHAPTER 55
455
CHAPTER 56
470
CHAPTER 57
475
CHAPTER 58
482
CHAPTER 59
496
CHAPTER 60
499
CHAPTER 61
502
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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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