A Tramp Abroad

A Tramp Abroad


Introduction by: Robert Gray Bruce
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Format
Paperback
Price
$17.00
 
Additional Formats
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780140436082
  • 448 Pages
  • Penguin Classics
  • 18 and up

Overview

Twain’s account of travelling in Europe, A TRAMP ABROAD (1880), sparkles with the author’s shrewd observations and highly opinionated comments on Old World culture, and showcases his unparalleled ability to integrate humorous sketches, autobiographical tidbits, and historical anecdotes in a consistently entertaining narrative. Cast in the form of a walking tour through Germany, Switzerland, France and Italy, A TRAMP ABROAD includes among its adventures a voyage by raft down the Neckar and an ascent of Mount Blanc by telescope, as well as the author’s attempts to study art – a wholly imagined activity Twain ‘authenticated’ with his own wonderfully primitive pictures included in this volume.

Praise

“[A Tramp Abroad] is delicious, whether you open it at the sojourn in Heidelberg, or the voyage down the Neckar on a raft, or mountaineering in Switzerland, or the excursion beyond the Alps into Italy.” —William Dean Howells
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