A Tramp Abroad

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A Tramp Abroad

A volume of travel writings by the literary master includes works penned during a family tour of Europe, during a trip around the world and on other extended visits, featuring among other famous publications the texts of 13 shorter pieces.

A Tramp Abroad

Volume 1

A Tramp Abroad

The classic, partly fictional travelogue through late-nineteenth-century Europe by the great American satirist and author of Innocents Abroad. Based on true events—embellished with fictional tales and a made-up travel partner—Mark Twain’s A Tramp Abroad chronicles his meandering journey through Germany, the French and Swiss Alps, and Northern Italy. Attempting to make the trip by foot, Twain ventures down the Neckar river by raft, ascends Mont Blanc by telescope, and experiences European life with his usual penetrating wit, infectious curiosity, and timeless humor. Along the way, Twain offers his thoughts on the role of “The Portier” in European hotels, a vivid description of “Heidelberg Castle,” and his unvarnished opinion of “The Awful German Language,” as well as a few tall tales, such as “The Man Who Put Up at Gadsby’s.”

A Tramp Abroad (Classic Reprint)

A Tramp Abroad (Classic Reprint)

Excerpt from A Tramp Abroad One day it occurred to me that it had been many years since the world had been afforded the spectacle of a man adventurous enough to undertake a journey through Europe on foot. After much thought, I decided that I was a person fitted to furnish to mankind this spectacle. So I deter mined to do it. This was in March, 1878. I looked about me for the right sort of person to accompany me in the capacity of agent, and finally hired a Mr. Harris for this service. It was also my purpose to study art while in Europe. Mr. Harris was in sympathy with me in this. He was as much of an enthusiast in art as I was, and not less anxious to learn to paint. I desired to learn the German language; so did Harris. Toward the middle of April we sailed in the Holsatia, Captain Brandt, and had a very pleasant trip, indeed. After a brief rest at Hamburg, we made preparations for a long pedestrian trip southward in the soft spring weather, but at the last moment we changed the programme, for private reasons, and took the express train. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

A Tramp Abroad (Annotated)

A Tramp Abroad (Annotated)

Differentiated book- It has a historical context with research of the time-A Tramp Abroad is a work of travel literature, including a mix of autobiography and fictional events, by the American author Mark Twain, published in 1880. The book details a journey by the author, with his friend Harris (a character created for the book, and based on his closest friend, Joseph Twichell), through central and southern Europe. While the stated goal of the trip is to walk most of the way, the men find themselves using other forms of transportation as they traverse the continent. The book is the fourth of Mark Twain's six travel books published during his lifetime and is often believed to be an unofficial sequel to the first, The Innocents Abroad. As the two men make their way through Germany, the Alps, and Italy, they encounter situations made even funnier by their reactions to them.The narrator (Twain) plays the role of the American tourist of the time, believing that he understands everything he sees, but in reality he does not understand any of it. The first half of the book covers his stay in southwestern Germany (Heidelberg, Mannheim, a trip on the Neckar River, Baden-Baden and the Black Forest). The second part describes his travels in Switzerland and eastern France (Lucerne, Interlaken, Zermatt, Chamonix and Geneva).

A Tramp Abroad

A Tramp Abroad

The book details a journey by the author, with his friend Harris (a character created for the book, and based on his closest friend, Joseph Twichell), through central and southern Europe. While the stated goal of the journey is to walk most of the way, the men find themselves using other forms of transport as they traverse the continent.

A Tramp Abroad - Volume 06

A Tramp Abroad - Volume 06

A Tramp Abroad is a work of travel literature, including a mixture of autobiography and fictional events, by American author Mark Twain, published in 1880. The book details a journey by the author, with his friend Harris (a character created for the book, and based on his closest friend, Joseph Twichell), through central and southern Europe. While the stated goal of the journey is to walk most of the way, the men find themselves using other forms of transport as they traverse the continent. The book is the fourth of Mark Twain's six travel books published during his lifetime and is often thought to be an unofficial sequel to the first one, The Innocents Abroad.