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Mark Twain on Travel
Samuel Langhorne Clemens, known to most as Mark Twain, was a quintessential American writer who spent much of his life traveling the world. He encountered colorful characters, cultures, and a variety of adventures along the way, and Mark Twain on Travel is a timeless collection of his writings on the subject. Excerpts included are from classics such as: The Innocents Abroa ...more
Hardcover, 304 pages
Published November 1st 2005 by Lyons Press
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This book has snippets of Mark Twain's works on "travel", and so while I enjoyed the individual stories, I yearned for them in their entirety and in their context. I would say this book frustrates in that you wish you had not begun it and had just started reading Mark Twain himself. I gave it 2 stars because it has piqued my interest in Twain, and I shall endeavor to read all his books on his travels.
Interesting book - excerpts from the places Twain traveled when he was earning a living as a travel writer, and then a bit of other stuff. You really do get a feel for the places, and he writes with great dry humor with some sarcasm thrown in. Makes me wish I had been able to sit around and listen to him talk.
i love mark twain - most of the time. some parts of his books bog down. therefore, this book is great cuz it is a collection of stories from his travel books. you get the good parts without the slow parts. you just gotta take everything with a grain of salt :)