Mark Twain 4 Travel Novels - The Innocents Abroad Complete, Roughing It Complete, Following the Equator Complete, A Tramp Abroad Complete
Author: Mark Twain
Format: Kindle Edition
Publisher: APD Publishing
Release Date: August 02, 2015
American author and humorist. Twain is most noted for his novels Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, which has since been called the Great American Novel, and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. He is extensively quoted. During his lifetime, Twain became a friend to presidents, artists, industrialists and European royalty. Twain enjoyed immense public popularity. His keen wit and incisive satire earned him praise from both critics and peers. American author William Faulkner called Twain "the father of American literature".
The Innocents Abroad, Complete
Roughing It, Complete
Following the Equator, Complete
A Tramp Abroad, Complete
The Innocents Abroad-
This travel-book chronicles Twain's pleasure cruise on board the chartered vessel 'Quaker City' through Europe and the Holy Land with a group of religious pilgrims. Twain makes constant criticisms of various aspects of culture and society he meets while on his journey, some more serious than others, which gradually turn from witty and comedic to biting and bitter as he progresses closer to the Holy Land.
Very funny travelogue of the author's voyage to and time in Nevada, San Francisco, and Hawaii. Full of satire about local originals.
Following the Equator-
Following the Equator documents Mark Twain's journey around the world in 1897 as he visits Australia, Tasmania, New Zealand, India, the island of Mauritius and South Africa. Written at an interesting time, Twain reveals some of the haphazard problems to travel of the day, such as a Hawaiian Cholera outbreak that, regretfully, prevented his boat from letting passengers disembark on the islands.
Twain's wit and wisdom is on full display in the book as he adds an epigraph atop every chapter - a quote from Pudd'nhead Wilson's New Calendar :
It is by the goodness of God that in our country we have those three unspeakable precious things: freedom of speech, freedom of conscience, and the prudence never to practice either of them.
A Tramp Abroad-
This is a "must read" Mark Twain novel. It's very funny and also informative, as are all his travel books. It is not your normal travel book because Mark Twain knows how to make anything interesting. Once you've read one of his travel books, you won't rest until you've read them all.