The Innocents Abroad

byMark TwainIntroduction byMichael MeyerAfterword byLeslie Feidler

April 3, 2007|
The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain
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One of the most famous travel books ever written by an American, The Innocents Abroad is Mark Twain’s irreverent and incisive commentary on nineteenth century Americans encountering the Old World.

Come along for the ride as Twain and his unsuspecting travel companions visit the Azores, Tangiers, Paris, Rome, the Vatican, Genoa, Gibraltar, Odessa, Constantinople, Cairo, the Holy Land and other locales renowned in history. No person or place is safe from Twain’s sharp wit as it impales both the conservative and the liberal, the Old World and the New. He uses these contrasts to “find out who we as Americans are,” notes Leslie A. Fiedler. But his travelogue demonstrates that, in our attempt to understand ourselves, we must first find out what we are not.
With an Introduction Michael Meyer and an Afterword by Leslie A. Fiedler
In his person and in his pursuits, Mark Twain (1835-1910) was a man of extraordinary contrasts. Although he left school at twelve, when his father died, he was eventually awarded honorary degrees from Yale University, the University of Missouri, and Oxford University. His career encompassed such varied occupations as printer, Mississip...
Title:The Innocents AbroadFormat:Mass Market PaperbackProduct dimensions:560 pages, 6.75 X 4.19 X 1.44 inShipping dimensions:560 pages, 6.75 X 4.19 X 1.44 inPublished:April 3, 2007Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0451530497

ISBN - 13:9780451530493

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