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The Innocents Abroad - Mark Twain
The Innocents Abroad
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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... show more
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.”Author Biography:
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780812967050 (0812967054)
Publisher: Modern Library
Pages no: 560
Edition language: English
Category:
Humor, Biography
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Emad Attely [The Book Nerd]
Emad Attely [The Book Nerd] rated it
4.0 The Innocents Abroad
Oh Quaker City! I miss you already!This excursion is just Great!And Mark Twain is just Hilarious!It's the first travel book I read and I think it'll be the best. What I liked the most about Twain is that he was really honest. He didn't act like an arrogant educated person who describes everything in...
joshmunn
joshmunn rated it
5.0 The Innocents Abroad: Or, the New Pilgrims' Progress
Maybe 4 1/2 stars? Frequently hilarious, could be tightened up a bit, particularly in the Holy Land section.
Peregrinations
Peregrinations rated it
5.0 The Innocents Abroad
Was he really as narrow-minded as this book intimates?
Osho
Osho rated it
I gave up on the audiobook about 3/4 in. The narrator's voice has an annoying combination of atonal hoarseness and nasalness that never stopped bothering me. I enjoy Twain's use of language and dry humor, but had not yet read his travelogues. Since they predate his famous novels, it's interesting to...
FefferBooks
FefferBooks rated it
0.0 The Innocents Abroad (1869) (Oxford Mark Twain)
I've only ever read parts of this. I should finish.
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