The Innocents Abroad: Or the New Pilgrim's Progress (Paperback)

By Mark Twain, Stuart Hutchinson (Introduction by)
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'Who could read the programme for the excursion without longing to make one of the party?'
So Mark Twain acclaims his voyage from New York City to Europe and the Holy Land in June 1867. His adventures produced "The Innocents Abroad," a book so funny and provocative it made him an international star for the rest of his life. He was making his first responses to the Old World - to Paris, Milan, Florence, Venice, Pompeii, Constantinople, Sebastopol, Balaklava, Damascus, Jerusalem, Nazareth, and Bethlehem. For the first time he was seeing the great paintings and sculptures of the 'Old Masters'. He responded with wonder and amazement, but also with exasperation, irritation, disbelief. Above all he displayed the great energy of his humour, more explosive for us now than for his beguiled contemporaries.

About the Author

Samuel Langhorne Clemens (1835-1910), best known to the world by his pen-name Mark Twain, was an author and humorist, noted for his novels The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1884), which has been called "the Great American Novel," and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876, among many others.

Stuart Hutchinson is Senior Lecturer in English and American Literature, University of Kent at Canterbury.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781840226362
ISBN-10: 1840226366
Publisher: Wordsworth Classics
Publication Date: April 5th, 2010
Pages: 428
Language: English