The Innocents Abroad - Mark Twain

The Innocents Abroad

By Mark Twain

  • Release Date: 1911-01-01
  • Genre: Europe
4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 134 Ratings)

Description

The Innocents Abroad (1869) is a burlesque of the sentimental travel books popular in the mid-nineteenth century. Twain's fresh and humorous perspective on hallowed European landmarks lacked reverence for the past-the ancient statues of saints on the Cathedral of Notre Dame are "battered and broken-nosed old fellows" and tour guides "interrupt every dream, every pleasant train of thought, with their tiresome cackling."

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