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Series
Penguin classics.
Subjects
Published
New York : Penguin Books 1997.
Language
English
Item Description
"This text ... is set from a copy of the first American Edition, published in early 1880 by the American Publishing Company of Hartford, Connecticut ..."--P. xxxiii.
Physical Description
xxxiii, 411 p. : ill. ; 20 cm
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (p. xxxi-xxxii).
ISBN
0140436081
9780140436082
Main Author
Mark Twain, 1835-1910 (-)
Other Authors
Robert Gray Bruce (-), Hamlin Lewis Hill, 1931-2002
Review by Publisher Summary 1

Twain's account of travelling in Europe, A TRAMP ABROAD (1880), sparkles with the author's shrewd observations and highly opinionated comments on Old World culture, and showcases his unparalleled ability to integrate humorous sketches, autobiographical tidbits, and historical anecdotes in a consistently entertaining narrative. Cast in the form of a walking tour through Germany, Switzerland, France and Italy, A TRAMP ABROAD includes among its adventures a voyage by raft down the Neckar and an ascent of Mount Blanc by telescope, as well as the author's attempts to study art - a wholly imagined activity Twain 'authenticated' with his own wonderfully primitive pictures included in this volume.For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.