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Watch now. Title: The Innocents Abroad 09 May Samuel Clemens had made his newspaper reputation on the west coast by being on the scene in Honolulu when tales of a terrible shipwreck occurred. Soon he was getting offers from eastern newspapers. He took up one offer for a trip to Europe and the Holy Land one of the first tourist trips on board the ship "Quaker City". Sam was to write up his reactions to the sites and sounds of the trip.

He left in , and sent back accounts of his visits in the various stops and how he constantly got under the skins of the tourists guides - when shown the tomb of Columbus in Spain, he asks the guide, "Who was he" and "Is he dead?

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The results of the long trip was finally polished up and published by Clemens as "The Innocents Abroad". It was the first successful book of Mark Twain. I strongly recommend reading this wonderful travel book, certainly one of the best travel books by an American. Twain actually had a growing theme in the book, and one which still bothers Americans and to a lesser degree Europeans. He insisted that we should not feel inferior to the Europeans for not having such a history or culture as they could produce.

He kept showing the shoddy side of the tourist-produced sites, the commercialism involved, that was frequently ignored by others. He also notes that some sites were not as magnificent as had been suggested. When going through Palestine, he was distinctly unimpressed by the locations, the deserts, and the bodies of water: His comment regarding the sea of Galilee was it was not as wonderful as Lake Tahoe.

In short, America had wonderful, even better sites than the old world did. Keep in mind that Twain is not condemning the old world - he is being very realistic. Twain's book was not the first American book to look with jaundiced eye to Europe. Nathaniel Hawthorne had spent several years in England in the s as our consul in Liverpool, and he wrote a book "Our Old Home" about how bad things were in England.

But Hawthorne's book was aimed at one country, and Anglo-American rivalries had been going on since the American Revolution and the War of Furthermore, Hawthorne's book was a type of answer to Charles Dickens' "American Notes" where Dicken attacked Americans for the hypocrisy of claiming to be the land of the free while having slavery.

It would not be the last travel book by Twain. In he would write the sequel, "Roughing It", about the American west. In he did what can be considered his best traveled book, "Life On The Mississippi", wherein he wrote from love of the great river that he had served as a riverboat pilot.

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Finally, due to financial pressures, he did a two year trip around the globe of stage appearances in a one man show. The results were his last travel book, "Following The Equator" , which is his longest travel book - but probably his least read one. The television film was part of a two or three year series of films made for Public Television. This did not happen. Nor was there a resulting triangle with Sam's friend, ship's doctor "Doc". And the Captain of the ship did not try to sabotage Twain's contract by withholding the mailing of his copy to his newspaper.

Published by Easton Press, Norwalk, Connecticut First Edition; First Printing. Bound In full leather with hubbed spines.

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Cloth with Paper Pictorials. Condition: Good to Very Good. New Edition. This page "yellow doublet" is presented in the publishers original cloth binding with full cover pastedow illustrations. Very un-common book especially in this very good condition. These yellow book editions normally appear in very poor state. They were cheaply produced for mass market readership and not made to last. Nice tight book and textblock. Contents good with age toned endpages. Not perfect, but who is after ten or so dozen years of life. For life is what you will feel when you old this marvelously unigue and totally colorful object in your reading hands.

Enough said of such really nice items. Behold and read to learn; go forth to enlighten and share. Size: 12mo. Published by M. About this Item: M. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good.


No date printed. Book is tight and clean. DJ not as beautiful as the book but rare in any capacity. DJ shows minor rubbing, creasing and chipping. A collectible copy on the classic in an early, rare DJ. Published by London, John Camden Hotten,. PAGES: ,28pages. Publisher's catalogue at rear dated The Hotten Pirated Edition and the first English published edition. Very good collectable copy. Buy with confidence from one of Australia's oldest bookshops established in Published by Joseph Knight Co.

From: Reader's Corner, Inc. Raleigh, NC, U. About this Item: Joseph Knight Co. First Illustrated Edition. This is a VG hardcover 2 volume set. With gold rule, lovely peacock marbled boards and end papers with the same marbling. A lovely set, photos on request. From: b. Hard Cover. No Jacket. Some binding wear, esp lower edges, previous owner bookplate inside front cover, name and date on 2nd front fly, brown binding, Seller Inventory Condition: Fine.

Fritz Kredel illustrator. Small 4to. Illustrated with drawings by Fritz Kredel. Cased in quarter russet cloth and marbled paper-covered boards. Lacking the original glassine jacket. This is copy number1, of 1.

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No signs of previous ownership. A fine copy in a near-fine intact, slightly scuffed slip case. Signed by Artist. Published by American Publishing Company About this Item: American Publishing Company, Brown cloth over boards. Spine has been repaired, with old spine affixed to new cloth. Edge are worn.

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Brown endpapers are a little chipped. Gift inscription on endpaper. Some soiling and foxing.

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Binding tight. A little tear from rear endpaper. Mixed state of the first ediiton.

Published by John Camden Hotten second issue and From: Tiger books Canterbury, United Kingdom. About this Item: John Camden Hotten second issue and , A Book of Travel in Pursuit of Pleasure: The Journey Home , original decorated cloth, spine bumped and chipped, publisher s catalogue dated , good. Published by London: John Camden Hotten, nd. First English edition. BAL Published by London: John Camden Hotten, Octavo 19 x 13cm , pp.

Publisher's green cloth, neatly rebacked with the original spine laid on, with some loss, blind stamped design to boards, brown coated endpapers. Advertisements at front pp.

Bumped corners, marking to boards and toning to spine. A sound copy. This is one of Twain's travel books, here the travels included a journey through the Papal States to Rome, a trip through the Black Sea and finally travel through the Holy Land. The book details the culture he saw on his journey. The book was created and revised from newspaper columns that Twain wrote throughout the journey, and was his best selling work during his lifetime.

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