The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain

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ISBN : 0812967054
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 560 pages


Mike rated it ★★★★★

August 24, 2007

When I lived in Madrid years ago I used to buy pistachios from an Iranian refugee in Retiro Park. I don't recall his name, but I decided to call him Stan. It drove him crazy, but I called him Stan anyway. Why did I call him Stan? One word: Ferguson. Ferguson is every tour guide that graces the page...

Patrick rated it ★★★★☆

April 09, 2015

This novel is part stand-up comedy and part history lesson. Throughout the novel Twain is hysterically funny, irreverent, lampooning, and blatantly racist--a classic American traveling abroad. This travel log touches upon almost every tourist spot in Europe, North Africa, and the Holy Land. Twain...

Michael rated it ★★★★☆

June 18, 2017

I love certain travel books, ones that give you an inspiring window on places you’ve never been or want to revisit while holding a humbling mirror up to the perspective and culture of the traveler. “Innocents Abroad” is a classic that fulfills this goal nicely and a fun read to boot. In 1867, the...

Chrissie rated it ★★★☆☆

August 17, 2017

This armchair travel guide is based on an actual journey made by Twain in 1867. He was only thirty-two. It first came out in the New York Herald, peu à peu as he sent in his journal entries. Only later in 1869 was it published as a book. The excursion route can be seen here: http://twain.lib.virg...

Bryce rated it ★★★★★

June 09, 2008

God you've got to love Twain. A funny sacred cow roasting romp through Europe and The Middle East, taking on stereotypes, high society, and decorum with a shotgun blast to the face. However, this is young amused by humanities flaws Mark Twain, not embittered "Fuck the World." Mark Twain. So there...

Phillip rated it ★★★★★

February 09, 2017

When you read Twain you realize he is head and shoulders above other authors, even really good authors. How do you measure the level of his genius? I don't know. Physicists used to rate the genius level of other physicists on a scale of 1- 10, and then along came Dick Feynman whom everyone agreed...

Derek rated it ★★☆☆☆

September 21, 2008

10 percent humorous versus 90 percent tedium. And that may even be a generous assessment. The humor is actually laugh-out-loud humor - and I rarely LOL while reading - but the tedium... oh, the tedium! It became more and more of a trudge. I may yet give this another try, as I really do *want* to r...

Maggie rated it ★★★☆☆

June 28, 2011

This is one of those books which I think time has not been kind to. All of the information was interesting, the little stories were a mixture of merely amusing, hysterically funny, and over-the-top annoying, and then there were the chapters which were absolutely fabulous--so well written and beau...

Thom rated it ★★★★☆

March 01, 2012

Mark Twain’s Innocents Abroad is a travel book. I have no doubt that it is a travel book because that is exactly how Mark Twain described it. It is, however, much more than a travel book. It is a classic example of how American’s (more often than not) behave in foreign countries. The passing of 1...

Marc rated it ★☆☆☆☆

June 20, 2012

I found myself anxious to read this book expecting to enjoy the application of Mark Twain's wit to traveling abroad in Europe in 1867. The wit was there but hidden away amongst loads and loads of boring descriptions and events. Reading this book was like watching soccer: there were moments of int...

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