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A tramp abroad

By: Twain, Mark Bruce, Robert Gray(Introduction by) Hill, Hamlin(Introduction by)

Part of the Penguin classics series
0140436081 / 9780140436082
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20 cm xxxiii, 411p. : ill.
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Twain's account of travelling in Europe, A TRAMP ABROAD (1880), sparkles with the author's shrewd observations and highly opinionated comments on Old World culture, and showcases his unparalleled ability to integrate humorous sketches, autobiographical tidbits, and historical anecdotes in a consistently entertaining narrative.

Cast in the form of a walking tour through Germany, Switzerland, France and Italy, A TRAMP ABROAD includes among its adventures a voyage by raft down the Neckar and an ascent of Mount Blanc by telescope, as well as the author's attempts to study art - a wholly imagined activity Twain 'authenticated' with his own wonderfully primitive pictures included in this volume.


1D Europe, 1KBB USA, 2AB English, 3JH c 1800 to c 1900, DNF Literary essays, DSBF Literary studies: c 1800 to c 1900 , DSK Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writers, WTLC Classic travel writing

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