Synopses & Reviews
In A Tramp Abroad
, Mark Twain's unofficial sequel to The Innocents Abroad
, the author records his hilarious and diverse observations and insights while on a fifteen-month walking trip through Central Europe and the Alps.
"Here you have Twain's inimitable mix," writes Dave Eggers in his Introduction, "of the folksy and the effortlessly erudite, his unshakable good sense and his legendary wit, his knack for the easy relation of a perfect anecdote, and some achingly beautiful nature writing."
This Modern Library Paperback Classic reproduces the text of the first American edition and features new explanatory notes and a critical Afterword by Kerry Driscoll, professor of English at Saint Joseph College in Connecticut.
"[A Tramp Abroad] is delicious, whether you open it at the sojourn in Heidelberg, or the voyage down the Neckar on a raft, or mountaineering in Switzerland, or the excursion beyond the Alps into Italy." William Dean Howells
"[I]n this delightful work of a man of most original and characteristic genius 'the average American' will find much to enlighten as well as amuse him, much to comfort and stay him in such Americanism as is worth having, and nothing to flatter him in a mistaken national vanity or a stupid national prejudice." William Dean Howells, The Atlantic Monthly
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About the Author
Mark Twain was the pen name of Samuel Langhorne Clemens. Often called America's greatest satirist, he is best known for his novels The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
, The Prince and the Pauper
, and A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court
. Born in 1835, Twain died in 1910.
Dave Eggers, the editor of McSweeney's, is the author of A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius, You Shall Know Our Velocity!, and What Is the What. He lives in California.