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ISBN13: 9780140436082
ISBN10: 0140436081
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Cast in the form of a walking tour through Germany, Switzerland, France, and Italy, A Tramp Abroad sparkles with the author's shrewd observations and highly opinionated comments on Old World culture, and showcases his unparalleled ability to integrate humorous sketches, autobiographical tidbit, and historical anecdotes in consistently entertaining narrative.

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Cast in the form of a burlesque walking tour through Germany, Switzerland, France and Italy, this travel book is a "send-up" of travel writing, Europeans, Americans abroad and Art with a capital A. The author's adventures include an ascent of Mont Blanc by telescope.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. xxxi-xxxii).

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."

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lukas, August 20, 2014 (view all comments by lukas)
Though not as widely read as his novels, Twain's travel writings, which include "The Innocents Abroad" and "Roughing It," may be his finest achievement and the best example of his distinctly American voice. In this book, he sets off for Europe and gives us observations that are both iconoclastic (he's not a fan of Wagner) and sincere. For those used to the more sardonic Twain, there are some more lyrical passages when he encounters nature. Required reading for Twain fans and students of American literature.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780140436082
Introduction:
Hill, Hamlin
Other:
Hill, H.
Author:
Bruce, Robert Gray
Author:
Hill, H.
Author:
Twain, Mark
Author:
Hill, Hamlin
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Location:
New York, N.Y., U.S.A. :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Description and travel
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Walking
Subject:
Europe
Subject:
Twain, mark, 1835-1910
Subject:
Americans
Subject:
Humorous fiction
Subject:
Europe Description and travel.
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
Biography - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series:
Penguin Classics
Series Volume:
2
Publication Date:
19971231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
b/w illustrations throughout
Pages:
448
Dimensions:
7.77x5.09x.84 in. .66 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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