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The Innocents Abroad: Or, the New Pilgrims' Progress

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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 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.”

Synopsis:

Twain describes his experiences traveling in Europe and the Middle East, and pokes fun at tourists and tour guides.

About the Author

Jane Jacobs’s books include The Nature of Economies and The Death and Life of Great American Cities, both of which are available in Modern Library clothbound editions. She lives in Toronto.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307432315
Subtitle:
Or, the New Pilgrims' Progress
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Introduction:
Jacobs, Jane
Author:
Mark, Twain
Author:
Twain, Mark
Subject:
Travel : General
Subject:
Americans
Subject:
History
Subject:
General
Subject:
Middle East
Subject:
Europe
Subject:
Europe Description and travel.
Subject:
Middle East Description and travel.
Subject:
General Travel
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
TRAVEL / General
Subject:
Travel Writing-General
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20030211
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
523

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