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The Innocents Abroad

The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain
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"The Innocents Abroad" by Mark Twain is a hilarious and insightful account of his travels through Europe and the Middle East. With his signature wit and charm, Twain provides a fascinating glimpse into the cultural differences and misunderstandings that arise when people from different backgrounds come together. From his encounters with eccentric tour guides to his observations on the absurdities of tourist behavior, Twain's sharp observations and clever commentary make this book a true classic. Delving into themes of identity, cultural appropriation, and the nature of travel itself, "The Innocents Abroad" is a must-read for anyone interested in the complexities of cross-cultural communication and the human experience.

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When you dive into Mark Twain’s (Samuel Clemens’) The Innocents Abroad, you have to be ready to learn more about the unadorned, ungilded reality of 19th century “touring” than you might think you want to learn. This is a tough, literary journey. It was tough for Twain and his fellow “pilgrims”, both religious and otherwise. They set out, on a June day in 1867, to visit major tourist sites in Europe and the near east, including Greece, Turkey, Lebanon, Syria, “the Holy Land”, and Egypt. What Twain records, in often humorous, sometimes grotesque but always fascinating detail, are the day-to-day ups and downs of discovering the truth about people and places. The truths they learn are often far different than their education and rumor have made them preconceive.

This is a voyage of discovery. It’s long and, in places, tiresome. But it’s revelatory about so much. As with some of his other works, Twain includes popular prejudices of his time, which are today considered socially unacceptable. His references to “Indians”, “Negroes” and “infidels” come to mind.

Beyond the lows, though, there are the highs of Twain’s cutting wit and insight as he guides us along the bumpy and often dangerous voyage.

No need to buckle up. Just take it slow, and steady…like the journey itself.

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Reviews (Rated: 5 Stars - 4 reviews)

Reviewer: - March 29, 2015
Subject: The Innocents Abroad
Taken nice and slow, this is so full and flavorful...a brilliant read by John Greenman!
Reviewer: - May 31, 2013
Funny, as Mark Twain always is. Well read, too!
Reviewer: - April 2, 2013
Subject: The Innocents Abroad
The perspective and life brought to this story is amazing, this audio book was brilliant. I really enjoyed it, it helped me to understand this story 100 times better.
Reviewer: - March 7, 2013
Subject: The Innocents Abroad
Fantastic job reading!

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