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The Innocents Abroad By Mark Twain
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The Innocents Abroad is a travel book by American author Mark Twain published in 1869 which humorously chronicles what Twain called his "Great Pleasure Excursion" on board the chartered... More > vessel Quaker City (formerly USS Quaker City) through Europe and the Holy Land with a group of American travelers in 1867. It was the best selling of Twain's works during his lifetime and one of the best selling travel books of all time.< Less
Innocents Abroad By Mark Twain
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Published in 1869 by the American Publishing Company, The Innocents Abroad was the first of Twain's Travelogues and recounts an organised excursion to the Mediterranean, taking in many coastal ports... More > and climaxing with a tour of the Holy Land. Twain's biggest selling book during his lifetime, this was perhaps his most critical and in some sections spiteful, attacking the attitudes of both tourists and locals alike and making pointed contrasts between the realities and how they are portrayed in existing travel books.< Less
The Innocents Abroad By Classic Fiction
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This classic book is the travel literature of famous author Mark Twain, as he journeys on board a cruise-ship going through Europe and the Holy Land with a group of religious pilgrims. It was the... More > best selling of Twain's works during his lifetime and is a fascinating record of his observations and cultural critiques during the journey. This popular book has been newly typeset to professional standards, making it available to everyone at reasonable cost, along with many other books in the same series. Thoroughly recommended reading for everyone at all ages.< Less
The Innocents Abroad By Classic Fiction
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This classic book is the travel literature of famous author Mark Twain, as he journeys on board a cruise-ship going through Europe and the Holy Land with a group of religious pilgrims. It was the... More > best selling of Twain's works during his lifetime and is a fascinating record of his observations and cultural critiques during the journey. This popular book has been newly typeset to professional standards, making it available to everyone at reasonable cost, along with many other books in the same series. Thoroughly recommended reading for everyone at all ages.< Less
999 Abroad By Börkur Sigurbjörnsson
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999 Abroad is a collection of short stories by Börkur Sigurbjörnsson. The stories are based on real events in the author's life as an Icelander living abroad. Although the tales contain... More > grains of truth, they are melded with fiction, making the reader curious to know the line between reality and fantasy. Börkur is an avid storyteller whose narratives are packed with funny dialogs and vivid scenario descriptions. The title of the book comes from Registers Iceland and refers to the values used for postal-code and town in the registration of Icelandic citizens living abroad. The book is illustrated by Yana Volkovich.< Less
The Innocents Abroad By Mark Twain
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Mark Twain's 1869 book The Innocents Abroad; or, The New Pilgrims' Progress is a humorous travelogue of a voyage Twain undertook two years earlier. He'd sent letters to the newspapers about his... More > steamship voyage through Europe, Egypt, and the Holy Land, commenting the whole way in his honest, funny, and sardonic style. Only a few years after the Civil War, this six-month voyage on the steamer "Quaker City" was arranged by famous pastor Henry Ward Beecher and General Sherman (neither of whom made the trip). Mark Twain was among this flock of American tourists as they visited the great sites such as the Louvre in Paris, Florence, and Rome; and a meeting with Czar Alexander II in the Crimea. But Twain being Twain, he ripped into his fellow passengers for their narrow-minded perspectives, Americans who think they're worldly because they've read a few guide books.< Less
The Innocents Abroad By Mark Twain
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Innocents Abroad presents itself as an ordinary travel book. It is based on an actual event, in a retired Civil War ship (the USS Quaker City). The excursion upon which the book is based was billed... More > as a Holy Land expedition, with numerous stops along the coast of the Mediterranean Sea, as well as a train excursion from Marseilles, France to Paris for the 1867 Paris Exhibition, and a side trip through the Black Sea to Odessa, all before the ultimate pilgrimage to the Holy Land. Twain recorded his observations and critiques of various aspects of culture and society he met on the journey, some more serious than others, which gradually turned from witty and comedic to biting and bitter as he drew closer to the Holy Land. Once in the Holy Land proper, his tone shifted again, this time to a combination of light-hearted comedy and a reverence not unlike what he had previously mocked in his traveling companions.< Less
Abroad in Lesotho By Francis R Denson
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The book describes some intensely human events in which the author was involved during a period of working in Lesotho, Southern Africa. It provides a collection of interesting and often humourous... More > personal anecdotes which, though based upon his own factual experience are, in many respects, remarkably fiction-like in their content. All the people described are real people and the events are real events. Nevertheless it has been thought prudent, in most cases, to substitute fictional names for those of the individuals involved in order not to embarrass those people who, after all this time, may still be around in Lesotho or elsewhere.< Less
Foreign Encounters By Writers Abroad
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An encounter can be a chance meeting, a planned get-together or even a confrontation. This collection of stories, non-fiction and poems features a variety of foreign encounters: with family, friends,... More > lovers, animals, cultures, or just with one`s own prejudices and preconceptions. All proceeds from the sale of Foreign Encounters will be donated to Books Abroad.< Less
Foreign and Far Away By Writers Abroad
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A selection of fiction, non-fiction and poetry has flowed from the pens of expats around the world to create this collection on the theme of people and places. Foreign and Far Away, the fourth... More > anthology published by Writers Abroad, explores the relationship between people and the landscapes and settings they live in. An eclectic range of writing evokes the diversities, similarities, connections and misunderstandings of life in foreign places. The result is a volume to delight, intrigue and, above all, entertain. Writers Abroad has chosen Book Aid International to benefit from the proceeds of this anthology...< Less