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Innocents Abroad and Roughing It (Library of America)

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ISBN13: 9780940450257
ISBN10: 0940450259
Condition: Standard
Dustjacket: None
Slipcase: Standard
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The library of America is dedicated to publishing America's best and most significant writing in handsome, enduring volumes, featuring authoritative texts. Hailed as the "finest-looking, longest-lasting editions ever made" (The New Republic), Library of America volumes make a fine gift for any occasion. Now, with exactly one hundred volumes to choose from, there is a perfect gift for everyone.

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"Mark Twain helped to devise the personal style of American travel writing. Dry guidebook facts were not for him. He could not help turning everything he saw into literature when he trained his keen eye on foreign people and places. No matter what unusual customs he saw or monuments he climbed, he remained Mark Twain — a wised-up observer disguised as a wide-eyed innocent....Much of the European scene he describes remains unchanged; all of it is a delight to revisit with Twain in the pilot house." New York Times

Review:

"Twain's keen eye and irreverent tongue give as much pleasure today as they did a century ago." Los Angeles Times Book Review

Review:

"In both [of these stories] we have the youthful Twain, his humor fresh and irrepressible." Wall Street Journal

About the Author

Samuel Langhorne Clemens (November 30, 1835 – April 21, 1910), better known by the pen name Mark Twain, was an American humorist, satirist, writer, and lecturer. Twain is most noted for his novels Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.

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lukas, December 4, 2013 (view all comments by lukas)
If not our greatest writer, Twain may be our most quintessential and most protean. There's a Twain for everyone: Twain the tale teller ("Tom Sawyer"), Twain the social writer ("The Gilded Age"), Twain the great American novelist ("Huck Finn"), Twain the pessimist ("The Mysterious Stranger"). Before establishing himself as a novelist, Twain wrote narratives about working on the Mississippi, the Wild West and a pleasure cruise to the Holy Land, which is the subject of "The Innocents Abroad." It works as both travel literature and as satire of American tourists and sacred places (so many ruins). Compared to later Twain, the satire here is gentle and amused (Horatian) rather than harsh and dark (Juvenilian).
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780940450257
Author:
Twain, Mark
Publisher:
Library of America
Editor:
Cardwell, Guy
Author:
Cardwell, Guy
Location:
New York, N.Y. :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Middle East
Subject:
American fiction (fictional works by one author)
Subject:
West (u.s.)
Subject:
Europe - Western
Subject:
Europe
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
Middle East - General
Subject:
West
Subject:
Europe Description and travel.
Subject:
American fiction (fictional works by one auth
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Middle East - Egypt
Subject:
West (U.S.) Description and travel.
Subject:
Travel Writing-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardback
Series:
Library of America
Series Volume:
27, pt. 1
Publication Date:
19841231
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
1027
Dimensions:
8.15x5.21x1.39 in. 1.45 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 1027 pages Library of America - English 9780940450257 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Mark Twain helped to devise the personal style of American travel writing. Dry guidebook facts were not for him. He could not help turning everything he saw into literature when he trained his keen eye on foreign people and places. No matter what unusual customs he saw or monuments he climbed, he remained Mark Twain — a wised-up observer disguised as a wide-eyed innocent....Much of the European scene he describes remains unchanged; all of it is a delight to revisit with Twain in the pilot house."
"Review" by , "Twain's keen eye and irreverent tongue give as much pleasure today as they did a century ago."
"Review" by , "In both [of these stories] we have the youthful Twain, his humor fresh and irrepressible."
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