Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Mark Twain on Travel” as Want to Read:
Mark Twain on Travel
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Mark Twain on Travel

by
3.68  ·  Rating details ·  37 ratings  ·  7 reviews
Experience the character of America, both the grimy and the golden, through the restless words of one of literature's most beloved authors.
Paperback, 304 pages
Published June 1st 2007 by Lyons Press (first published November 1st 2005)
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Mark Twain on Travel, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Mark Twain on Travel

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

Showing 1-30
3.68  · 
Rating details
 ·  37 ratings  ·  7 reviews


More filters
 | 
Sort order
Emma
Jan 16, 2011 rated it it was ok
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.
Jill
May 25, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: humor, biographies
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.
Mary
Jun 06, 2013 rated it really liked it
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 :)
Alix
Apr 30, 2012 rated it liked it
Interesting compilation of travel anecdotes not particularly captivating in its entirety but I love Twain's pen style and the almost orientalist depiction of foreign lands. A good read for travel lovers and wanderlust folk.
Christopher
Apr 22, 2008 rated it liked it
Some of the stories are more interesting than others, but the writing is fun, unique and clever.
Blake
Feb 28, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Mark Twain is a very funny man and this was a very enjoyable look at his extensive travels and it follows a nice path around many parts of the world, giving a great pre-automobile look at travel.
Jennifer
everyone must read this book! it's amazing how traveling hasnt really changed, even with all the advances of the last 100 years. :)
Anne Hainsworth
rated it it was amazing
Nov 12, 2008
Nemy
rated it really liked it
Jan 23, 2011
Mike Garmon
rated it liked it
Apr 21, 2012
Rami
rated it it was amazing
Oct 02, 2012
Sunbonnetquilter
rated it liked it
Sep 16, 2018
Rachel Rutter
rated it really liked it
Sep 05, 2007
Danna
rated it really liked it
Mar 02, 2011
Deon Stonehouse
rated it really liked it
Dec 26, 2012
Asails F
rated it really liked it
Apr 24, 2012
Fred Antonucci
rated it it was ok
Jul 31, 2018
Steven Green
rated it really liked it
Feb 25, 2012
Camilla
rated it really liked it
Mar 07, 2008
Jenny
rated it it was ok
Apr 11, 2013
Anne
rated it really liked it
Apr 23, 2012
Elizabeth
rated it liked it
Aug 04, 2007
Robin Umbley
rated it really liked it
Nov 16, 2012
Will Plunkett
rated it really liked it
Jun 23, 2011
Robert
rated it liked it
Mar 08, 2017
Rene
rated it really liked it
Feb 24, 2008
Becky
rated it really liked it
Nov 29, 2009
Jeff Chappell
rated it it was amazing
Jul 01, 2009
Becky
rated it liked it
Sep 04, 2009
Jillian
rated it liked it
Jun 20, 2010
« previous 1 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »