Cast in the form of a waling tour through Germany, Switzerland, France, and Italy, Mark Twain's account of traveling in Europe (1880) sparkles with ...Show synopsisCast in the form of a waling tour through Germany, Switzerland, France, and Italy, Mark Twain's account of traveling in Europe (1880) sparkles with his shrewd observations and highly opinionated comments on Old World culture. A TRAMP ABROAD showcases Twain's unparalleled ability to integrate humorous sketches, autobiographical tidbits, and historical anecdotes in a consistently entertaining narrative. Illustrated by Twain.Hide synopsis
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This book is a great read. Twain is undoubtedly the premier wordsmith of America. I had to read this book slowly in order to catch all of the subtle humor, ironies and sarcasm.
It's particularly interesting to read about the German character prior to WWI.
A Tramp Abroad is best described as a sequel to Innocent's Abroad, which brought Twain great acclaim on his observations of the American tourist abroad. A Tramp Abroad is based on Twain's personal experiences while "tramping" or traveling through Europe for over one year. With typical Twain humor and satire, he speaks of his experiences and observations of the typical American tourist.
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