The Innocents Abroad Author:Mark Twain One of the most famous travel books ever written about Europe and the Holy Land by an American, "The Innocents Abroad" is Mark Twain's irreverent and incisive commentary on the "New Barbarians'" encounter with the 'Old World'. Twain's satire is a double edged weapon, impaling with sharp wit the chauvinist and the cosmopolitan alike. His naive W... more »esterner is a blustering pretender to sophistation, a too quick convert to culture. "The Innocents Abroad" , a classic work which, without ceasing to be amusing, marks a critical point in the development of our literature, and especially in our attempt through literature to find out who we Americans are.
From PBS member: I read this book many years ago when I was an undergraduate at SUNY. I don't remember most of the book. But I do remember how much I laughed throughout most of the book.« less