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Innocents Abroad

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Publisher Comments:

One of the most famous travel books ever written by an American, here is an irreverent and incisive commentary on the "New Barbarians'" encounter with the Old World. Twain's hilarious satire impales with sharp wit both the chauvinist and the cosmopolitan.

About the Author

Mark Twain was born Samuel Langhorne Clemens in Florida, Missouri, in 1835, and died at Redding, Connecticut in 1910. In his person and in his pursuits he 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, Mississippi riverboat pilot, journalist, travel writer, and publisher. He made fortunes from his writing but toward the end of his life he had to resort to lecture tours to pay his debts. He was hot-tempered, profane, and sentimental-and also pessimistic, cynical, and tortured by self-doubt. His nostalgia helped produce some of his best books. He lives in American letters as a great artist, the writer whom William Dean Howells called "the Lincoln of our literature."

Product Details

ISBN:
9780451525024
Author:
Twain, Mark
Publisher:
Signet Classics
Author:
Feidler, Leslie
Author:
Meyer, Michael
Author:
Fiedler, Leslie A.
Location:
New York, N.Y., U.S.A.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Middle East - Egypt
Subject:
Description and travel
Subject:
Middle East
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Europe - General
Subject:
Europe - Western
Subject:
Europe
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
Middle East - General
Subject:
Voyages and travels
Subject:
General Fiction
Edition Description:
MM Picture Book
Series Volume:
129
Publication Date:
19660201
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
512
Dimensions:
6.91x4.23x.86 in. .54 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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