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Innocents Abroad
Innocents Abroad
Innocents Abroad
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Innocents Abroad

Written by Mark Twain

Narrated by Robin Field

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What do you get when you combine classic travel literature with the inimitable wit of Mark Twain? The Innocents Abroad, is a keenly observant, politically incorrect and often hilarious narration of the author's cruise to the Holy Land aboard a retired Civil War ship. First published in 1869 and the bestselling of Twain's works in his lifetime, The Innocents Abroad will delight listeners with the celebrated author's musings on historic landmarks, cultural differences and silly travelling companions.
LanguageEnglish
Release dateJul 1, 2010
ISBN9781596449763
Author

Mark Twain

Samuel Langhorne Clemens was born in Missouri in 1835, the son of a lawyer. Early in his childhood, the family moved to Hannibal, Missouri – a town which would provide the inspiration for St Petersburg in Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn. After a period spent as a travelling printer, Clemens became a river pilot on the Mississippi: a time he would look back upon as his happiest. When he turned to writing in his thirties, he adopted the pseudonym Mark Twain ('Mark Twain' is the cry of a Mississippi boatman taking depth measurements, and means 'two fathoms'), and a number of highly successful publications followed, including The Prince and the Pauper (1882), Huckleberry Finn (1884) and A Connecticut Yankee (1889). His later life, however, was marked by personal tragedy and sadness, as well as financial difficulty. In 1894, several businesses in which he had invested failed, and he was declared bankrupt. Over the next fifteen years – during which he managed to regain some measure of financial independence – he saw the deaths of two of his beloved daughters, and his wife. Increasingly bitter and depressed, Twain died in 1910, aged seventy-five.

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