By Mark Twain
In A Tramp overseas, Mark Twain's unofficial sequel to The Innocents in another country, the writer files his hilarious and various observations and insights whereas on a fifteen-month strolling journey via crucial Europe and the Alps. "Here you've Twain's inimitable mix," writes Dave Eggers in his creation, "of the folksy and the without difficulty erudite, his unshakable stable feel and his mythical wit, his knack for the simple relation of an ideal anecdote, and a few achingly appealing nature writing."
This glossy Library Paperback vintage reproduces the textual content of the 1st American variation and contours new explanatory notes and a serious Afterword by means of Kerry Driscoll, professor of English at Saint Joseph university in Connecticut.
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Torches were glimmering here and there. In spite of the rising clouds of dust he could distinguish infantrymen and National Guards, all with their faces blackened, disheveled, and haggard. (page 373) Š This event was a calamity which, in the first place, put off their separation, and, next, upset all his plans. The notion of being a father, moreover, appeared to him grotesque, unthinkable. com/classics Š L舖ȁducation Sentimentale was first published in 1869. D. F. Hannigan舗s English translation appeared in 1898.
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I don舗t know if the new form of government and the social state that will come of it will be favorable to Art (Correspondance, vol. 1, p. 492). His mockery denounced all ideological as well as esthetic clichȳs-all the discourses that speak through us without our control. He compiled a spicy Dictionnaire des idȳes reȱues (1913; Dictionary of Received Ideas). And his last and unfinished book, Bouvard et Pecuchet (1881), an encyclopedic satire of contemporary practices and knowledge, ends up with the two false scholars returning to their original jobs, that of copyists.
A Tramp Abroad by Mark Twain