The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain

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Title : The Innocents Abroad
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ISBN : 0812967054
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 560 pages


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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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


Zelda rated it ★★★★★

February 21, 2013

This guffaw-inducing recollection of a pleasure cruise through Europe and the Holy Land made me want to ditch the husband and kids and minivan and become a travel writer. But then I realized that without my husband I don't have money to travel. And without my kids I don't have a need to leave the...





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