THE TRAVELS OF MARK TWAIN by Charles-Ed. Neider

THE TRAVELS OF MARK TWAIN

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KIRKUS REVIEW

From Mark Twain's five volumes of travel -- The Innocents Abroad, A Tramp Abroad, and Following the Equator for his foreign tours, and Roughing It and Life on the Mississippi for his domestic wanderings -- the editor has compiled, ""in chronological and sequential order"", his subject's views and news of the many parts of the world he saw. At home there was stage-coaching, mining, living and learning piloting on the Mississippi together with his experiences and attitudes towards many of the cities; in Europe the familiar guidebook sights take on Twain's own approach -- a combination of curiosity and outspoken opinion that keeps him away from tired cliches; in Asia, and Africa, Australia and the Sandwich and Fiji Islands, he continues his alert observation along with his collection of the comic incidents that are never far off. With A Tramp Abroad and Following the Equator out of print the appearance of the material from those two books, along with the sections from the other three, should help to fill in the refurbishing of Twain's portrait for new generations.

Pub Date: Jan. 31st, 1960
Publisher: Coward-McCann