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The Innocents Abroad (Wordsworth Classics)


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Wordsworth Editions.: This Wordsworth Edition includes an exclusive Introduction by Stuart Hutchinson, Rutherford College, University of Kent at Canterbury.

‘Who could read the programme for the excursion without longing to make one of the party?’ So Mark Twain acclaims his voyage from New York City to Europe and the Holy Land in June 1867.

His adventures produced The Innocents Abroad, a book so funny and provocative it made him an international star for the rest of his life. He was making his first responses to the Old World - to Paris, Milan, Florence, Venice, Pompeii, Constantinople, Sebastopol, Balaklava, Damascus, Jerusalem, Nazareth, and Bethlehem.

For the first time he was seeing the great paintings and sculptures of the 'Old Masters'. He responded with wonder and amazement, but also with exasperation, irritation, disbelief. Above all he displayed the great energy of his humour, more explosive for us now than for his beguiled contemporaries.

About the Author

Jane Jacobs s books include The Nature of Economies and The Death and Life of Great American Cities, both of which are available in Modern Library clothbound editions. She lives in Toronto.
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Rok vydania: 2010 Rozmer: neuvedený ISBN: 9781840226362