The Innocents Abroad

The Innocents Abroad

Book - 1996
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In 1867, Mark Twain set out from New York City for Europe and the Holy Land on the paddle-steamer Quaker City. The result of that trip was The Innocents Abroad, a travel book unlike any that had gone before it. Irreverent and irrepressible, Twain pokes fun at officious tour guides andoffensive tourists alike. The book offers a glimpse of a major writer when he was young and just beginning to flex his muscles, and also serves as an enduring no-nonsense guide for the first-time traveler to Europe and the Holy Land. The trip stimulates Twain to meditate on how the "new world" isdifferent from the "old" and engenders reflections on what a society must be like to be thought of as genuinely "civilized." The Innocents Abroad is alternately profound and profoundly entertaining. Twain may find himself exasperated or exhausted--but the story he tells is never dull. It is nowonder that the book was a hit on both sides of the Atlantic.
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, c1996
ISBN: 9780195101324
Characteristics: xlv, 651, 43 p. : ill. ; 23 cm


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pwwhiteside Aug 31, 2013

I checked out "The Innocents Abroad" in August and have no idea when it is due. I would like to renew.

I have not been receiving notices about my checked out material since I moved to the Mather on July 28th.

My new address is 450 Davis St., Evanston 60201, but I am using the same computer!

Please look into this for me!

Thank you! Penny Whiteside


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