Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain
Look inside with Google Book Preview
Innocents Abroad
By Mark Twain

The Innocents Abroad

By (author) See other recent books by Mark Twain
Introduction by Mr Michael Meyer See other recent books by Mr Michael Meyer
Format: Paperback / softback

Normal Price: $15.86
Your Price: $14.27 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $1.59! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $0.71 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available Available, ships in 8-11 days



Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain

Book Description

One of the most famous travel books ever written by an American, The Innocents Abroad is Mark Twain s irreverent and incisive commentary on nineteenth century Americans encountering the Old World. Come along for the ride as Twain and his unsuspecting travel companions visit the Azores, Tangiers, Paris, Rome, the Vatican, Genoa, Gibraltar, Odessa, Constantinople, Cairo, the Holy Land and other locales renowned in history. No person or place is safe from Twain s sharp wit as it impales both the conservative and the liberal, the Old World and the New. He uses these contrasts to find out who we as Americans are, notes Leslie A. Fiedler. But his travelogue demonstrates that, in our attempt to understand ourselves, we must first find out what we are not . With an Introduction Michael Meyer and an Afterword by Leslie A. Fiedler"

Buy Innocents Abroad book by Mark Twain from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.


Book Details

ISBN: 9780451530493
ISBN-10: 0451530497
Format: Paperback / softback
(173mm x 125mm x 38mm)
Imprint: Signet
Publisher: Penguin Putnam Inc
Publish Date: 28-Jan-2010
Country of Publication: United States

Other Editions...


Customers who bought this also bought...


Books By Author Mark Twain


Reviews

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Innocents Abroad book by Mark Twain and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write a book review


Author Biography - Mark Twain

In his person and in his pursuits, Mark Twain (1835-1910) was a man of extraordinary contrasts. Although he left school at twelve, when his father died, he was eventually awarded honorary degrees from Yale University, the University of Missouri, and Oxford University. His career encompassed such varied occupations as printer, Mississippi riverboat pilot, journalist, travel writer, and publisher. He made fortunes from his writing, but toward the end of his life he had to resort to lecture tours to pay his debts. He was hot-tempered, profane, and sentimental and also pessimistic, cynical, and tortured by self-doubt. His nostalgia for the past helped produce some of his best books. He lives in American letters as a great artist, the writer whom William Dean Howells called the Lincoln of our literature. Michael Meyer, Ph.D., professor emeritus of English at the University of Connecticut, is a former president of the Thoreau Society and the coauthor of The New Thoreau Handbook, a standard reference. His first book, Several More Lives to Live: Thoreau s Political Reputation in America, was awarded the Ralph henry Gabriel Prize by the American Studies Association. In addition to The Bedford Introduction to Literature, his edited volumes include Frederick Douglas: The Narrative and Selected Writings. Leslie A. Fielder (1917-2003) was a longtime professor of English at Montana State University and then the Samuel Langhorne Clemens Professor of Literature at the State University of New York at Buffalo. He was the author of four novels, as well as many influential works of criticism including Life and Death in the American Novel and What Was Literature? Class Culture and Mass Society. Among his many awards is the Modern Language Association s Hubbell Medal for lifetime contribution to the study of American literature."

Boomerang Bucks close

For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.

Recent books by Mark Twain close
Classics to Color: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
Have I Got a Lie for You! by Mark Twain
Collected Nonfiction, Volume 1 by Mark Twain
Collected Nonfiction, Volume 2 by Mark Twain
Collected Nonfiction by Mark Twain
Collected Nonfiction by Mark Twain
Oxford Children's Classics: the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
Is Shakespeare Dead? by Mark Twain
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
Pudd'nhead Wilson and Those Extraordinary Twins (1894) by Mark Twain
Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
Stolen White Elephant by Mark Twain
Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
King Leopold's Soliloquy by Mark Twain
Mysterious Stranger by Mark Twain
Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
Autobiography of Mark Twain by Mark Twain
»
Recent books by Mr Michael Meyer close
Innocents Abroad by Mr Michael Meyer
Last Days of Old Beijing by Mr Michael Meyer
»
BoomerangBooks.com.au close