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