The Innocents Abroad is a travel book which humorously chronicles Mark Twain’s ‘Great Pleasure Excursion’ through Europe and the Holy Land with a group of American travellers in 1867.
Twain makes shrewd observations on the cultures he encountered and places he visited, drawing a contrast between what he observed and the grandiose accounts in contemporary travelogues.
He pokes fun at his fellow travellers, and at himself as a clumsy American tourist: “In Paris they just simply opened their eyes and stared when we spoke to them in French! We never did succeed in making those idiots understand their own language.”
“delightfully flavored with humor and plentifully spiced with wit” - Boston Daily Evening Transcript (1869)
Mark Twain was the pen name of American writer Samuel Clemens (1835 – 1910), best known for his novels The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876) and Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1884).
Published by Collins in 1961.
Dust jacket is torn at edges. Pages and binding are presentable with no major defects.