Mark Twain first became known as a humorous travel writer in
The Innocents Abroad
. At the height of his career he returned to the travel genre in
A Tramp Abroad
, published in 1880. Twain mixes autobiography and fiction, as he details a journey through central and southern Europe taken with his friend Harris (a fictional character created for the book, based on his close friend Joseph Twichell). As the two traverse Germany, the Alps and Italy, Twain, as the narrator, plays the part of the American tourist of the time, with a humorous send-up of Old world customs and culture interspersed with American reminiscences.
Life on the Mississippi
The book begins with a brief history of the river as reported by Europeans and Americans, beginning with the Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto in 1542. It continues with anecdotes of Twain’s training as a steamboat pilot, as the ‘cub’ (apprentice)…
The Prince and the Pauper
A Double Barrelled Detective Story (Mobi Classics)
Jacob Fuller, the bridegroom, is twenty-six years old, is of an old but unconsidered family which had by compulsion emigrated from Sedgemoor, and for King James's purse's profit, so everybody said--some maliciously the rest merely because…
The Diaries Of Adam And Eve. Illustrated. : Illustrated By Lester Ralph (Mobi Classics)
Extracts From Adam's Diary " NOTE.--I translated a portion of this diary some years ago, and a friend of mine printed a few copies in an incomplete form, but the public never got them. Since then I have deciphered some more of Adam's…
The Wit and Wisdom of Mark Twain
Includes hundreds of Twain's most memorable quips and comments on life, love, history, culture, travel, and diverse other topics, among them "He is now fast rising from affluence to poverty"; "Get your facts first, and then you can distort them…
THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF MARK TWAIN
EXCERPT"I intend that this autobiography shall become a model for all future autobiographies when it is published, after my death, and I also intend that it shall be read and admired a good many centuries because of its form…
Life on the Mississippi
Life on the Mississippi (1883) is a memoir by Mark Twain of his days as a steamboat pilot on the Mississippi River before the American Civil War, and also a travel book, recounting his trip along the Mississippi from St. Louis to New Orleans many…
Autobiography of Mark Twain, Volume 2
Mark Twain’s complete, uncensored Autobiography was an instant bestseller when the first volume was published in 2010, on the centennial of the author’s death, as he requested. Published to rave reviews, the Autobiography was hailed as…
Chapters from My Autobiography
Mr. Clemens began to write his autobiography many years ago, and he continues to add to it day by day. It was his original intention to permit no publication of his memoirs until after his death; but, after leaving ''Pier No. 70,'' he concluded that…
The Innocents Abroad
The Innocents Abroad is a travel book by American author Mark Twain which humorously chronicles what Twain called his "Great Pleasure Excursion" on board the chartered vessel Quaker City through Europe and the Holy Land with a group of…
The Autobiography of Mark Twain
Mr. Clemens began to write his autobiography many years ago, and he continues to add to it day by day. It was his original intention to permit no publication of his memoirs until after his death; but, after leaving "Pier No. 70," he…
Les Aventures de Tom Sawyer Annoté
Extrait :« Tom ! »Pas de réponse.« Je me demande où a bien pu passer ce garçon… Allons, Tom, viens ici ! »La vieille dame abaissa ses lunettes sur son nez et…
Joan of Arc
Joan of Arc is an exciting and comprehensive account of the life of Joan of Arc written by Mark Twain. His last novel, Twain considered Joan of Arc one of his best and most important works.
What is Man? and Other Essays,
What is Man? and Other Essays, by Mark Twain.
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