Book cover - The Innocents Abroad - Author Mark Twain

The Innocents Abroad

Author Mark Twain

  • Release Date: 1911-01-01
  • Genre: Europe
Our score: 4.5
4.5
From 161 Ratings

The Innocents Abroad Summary


The Innocents Abroad - The Innocents Abroad (1869) is a burlesque of the sentimental travel books popular in the mid-nineteenth century. Twain's fresh and humorous perspective on hallowed European landmarks lacked reverence for the past-the ancient statues of saints on the Cathedral of Notre Dame are "battered and broken-nosed old fellows" and tour guides "interrupt every dream, every pleasant train of thought, with their tiresome cackling."

The Innocents Abroad Review


  • A great American Journey

    5
    By An informed person
    This book recounts a great journey by ship to the Holy Land and the Pyramids of Egypt, with stops in Paris, Rome and Venice. It is a glorious adventure and a well-told tale. Everyone interested in Mark Twain or America should read it.
  • Innocents Abroad

    5
    By old skool DT
    A funny and incite full look at much of the world in Pre-World war time. Mark Twain talks about these places as a friend would with humor and a bit of sarcasm . He describes the people as he saw them without political correctness. Something that cannot be done today. I’m going to read again.
  • Classic Twain

    5
    By Chiricano 2001
    Fascinating view through his eyes 150 years ago. Paris before the Eiffel Tower and the Sphinx before the British shot off the nose. Told with typical humor and sarcasm. Wonderful.
  • A fun, entertaining read

    5
    By PSAHixtonusa
    Full of wit and humor, Mark Twain is a keen observer of people. It was enjoyable to read about places that he visited.
  • The innocents Abroad

    4
    By Olddutchman
    Twain is the master of witty irony!

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