The innocents abroad
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The innocents abroad

By Mark Twain
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One of the most famous travel books ever written about Europe and the Holy Land by an American, "The Innocents Abroad" is Mark Twain's irreverent and incisive commentary on the "New Barbarians" 'encounter with the "Old World." Twains hilarious satire is a double-edged weapon, impaling with sharp with the chauvinistic and the cosmopolitan alike. His naive Westerner is a blustering pretender to sophistication, a too-quick convert to culture. Turning the coin, the ruins of antiquity appear but a shadow of their heralded glory; the scenery of Europe and the Holy Land dwarfs in contrast to the splendor of a Western landscape. With stunning agility Twain unconsciously uses his travelogue - as Leslie A. Fiedler points out - to search out the "archetypal differences" between Americans and Europeans - the "American identity." As Mrs. Fiedler points out in his pungent Afterword, this was a quest that was to obsess Mark Twain's literary career: "over and over, he was to return to the themes of "The Innocents Abroad..." a classic work which, without ceasing to be amusing, marks a ciritcal point in the development of our literature, and especially in our attempt through literature to find out who we Americans are."

Table of Contents
  • THE INNOCENTS ABROAD
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  • THE INNOCENTS ABROAD
    • [From an 1869—1st Edition]
    • CONTENTS
      • LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS
      • CHAPTER I.
      • CHAPTER II.
      • CHAPTER III.
      • CHAPTER IV.
      • CHAPTER V.
      • CHAPTER VI.
      • CHAPTER VII.
      • CHAPTER VIII.
      • CHAPTER IX.
      • CHAPTER X.
      • CHAPTER XI.
      • CHAPTER XII.
      • CHAPTER XIII.
      • CHAPTER XIV.
      • CHAPTER XV.
      • CHAPTER XVI.
      • CHAPTER XVII.
      • CHAPTER XVIII.
      • CHAPTER XIX
      • CHAPTER XX.
      • CHAPTER XXI.
      • CHAPTER XXII.
      • CHAPTER XXIII.
      • CHAPTER XXIV.
      • CHAPTER XXV.
      • CHAPTER XXVI.
      • CHAPTER XXVII.
      • CHAPTER XXVIII.
      • CHAPTER XXIX.
      • CHAPTER XXX.
      • CHAPTER XXXI.
      • CHAPTER XXXII.
      • CHAPTER XXXIII.
      • CHAPTER XXXIV.
      • CHAPTER XXXV.
      • CHAPTER XXXVI.
      • CHAPTER XXXVII.
      • CHAPTER XXXVIII.
      • CHAPTER XXXIX.
      • CHAPTER XL.
      • CHAPTER XLI.
      • CHAPTER XLII.
      • CHAPTER XLIII.
      • CHAPTER XLIV.
      • CHAPTER XLV.
      • CHAPTER XLVI.
      • CHAPTER XLVII.
      • CHAPTER XLVIII.
      • CHAPTER XLIX.
      • CHAPTER L.
      • CHAPTER LI.
      • CHAPTER LII.
      • CHAPTER LIII.
      • CHAPTER LIV.
      • CHAPTER LV.
      • CHAPTER LVI.
      • CHAPTER LVII.
      • CHAPTER LVIII.
      • CHAPTER LIX.
      • CHAPTER LX.
      • CHAPTER LXI.
      • CONCLUSION.
    • LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS
    • PREFACE
    • CHAPTER I.
      • EXCURSION TO THE HOLY LAND, EGYPT,
      • THE CRIMEA, GREECE, AND INTERMEDIATE POINTS OF INTEREST.
      • BROOKLYN, February 1st, 1867
    • CHAPTER II.
    • CHAPTER III.
    • CHAPTER IV.
    • CHAPTER V.
    • CHAPTER VI.
    • CHAPTER VII.
    • CHAPTER VIII.
    • CHAPTER IX.
    • CHAPTER X.
    • CHAPTER XI.
    • CHAPTER XII.
    • CHAPTER XIII.
    • CHAPTER XIV.
    • CHAPTER XV.
      • STORY OF ABELARD AND HELOISE
    • CHAPTER XVI.
    • CHAPTER XVII.
    • CHAPTER XVIII.
    • CHAPTER XIX.
    • CHAPTER XX.
    • CHAPTER XXI.
      • THE LEGEND.
    • CHAPTER XXII.
    • CHAPTER XXIII.
    • CHAPTER XIV.
    • CHAPTER XXV.
    • CHAPTER XXVI.
  • ROMAN COLISEUM.
    • UNPARALLELED ATTRACTION!
      • NEW PROPERTIES! NEW LIONS! NEW GLADIATORS!
      • Engagement of the renowned
    • MARCUS MARCELLUS VALERIAN!
      • FOR SIX NIGHTS ONLY!
      • GALAXY OF TALENT!
    • GRAND BROADSWORD COMBAT!
    • BATTLE-AX ENGAGEMENT!
      • LEFT HANDED!
    • "THE YOUNG ACHILLES,"
      • GENERAL SLAUGHTER!
      • BOX OFFICE NOW OPEN.
    • CHAPTER XXVII.
    • CHAPTER XXVIII.
    • CHAPTER XXIX.
      • ASCENT OF VESUVIUS.
      • ASCENT OF VESUVIUS--CONTINUED.
      • ASCENT OF VESUVIUS--CONTINUED.
      • ASCENT OF VESUVIUS--CONTINUED.
      • ASCENT OF MOUNT VESUVIUS--CONTINUED.
    • CHAPTER XXX.
      • ASCENT OF VESUVIUS--CONTINUED.
      • ASCENT OF VESUVIUS--CONTINUED.
      • ASCENT OF VESUVIUS--CONTINUED.
      • ASCENT OF VESUVIUS--CONTINUED.
      • THE DESCENT.
    • CHAPTER XXXI.
      • THE BURIED CITY OF POMPEII
    • CHAPTER XXXII.
    • CHAPTER XXXIII.
    • CHAPTER XXXIV.
      • SLAVE GIRL MARKET REPORT.
    • CHAPTER XXXV.
    • CHAPTER XXXVI.
    • CHAPTER XXXVII.
    • CHAPTER XXXVIII.
    • CHAPTER XXXIX.
      • NOTICE
    • CHAPTER XL.
      • THE LEGEND OF THE SEVEN SLEEPERS.
    • CHAPTER XLI.
    • CHAPTER XLII.
      • "COME LIKE SPIRITS, SO DEPART."
    • CHAPTER XLIII.
    • CHAPTER XLIV.
    • CHAPTER XLV.
    • CHAPTER XLVI.
    • CHAPTER XLVII.
    • CHAPTER XLVIII.
    • CHAPTER XLIX.
    • CHAPTER L.
    • CHAPTER LI.
    • CHAPTER LII.
    • CHAPTER LIII.
    • CHAPTER LIV.
    • CHAPTER LV.
    • CHAPTER LVI.
    • CHAPTER LVII.
    • CHAPTER LVIII.
    • CHAPTER LIX.
    • CHAPTER LX.
    • CHAPTER LXI.
    • CONCLUSION
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