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With an Introduction by Stuart Hutchinson. Who could read the programme for the excursion without longing to make one of the party? So Mark Twain acclaims his voyage from New York City to Europe and the Holy Land in June 1867. His adventures produced The Innocents Abroad, a book so funny and provocative it made him an international star for the rest of his life. He was making his first responses to the Old World - to Paris, Milan, Florence, Venice, Pompeii, Constantinople, Sebastopol, Balaklava, Damascus, Jerusalem, Nazareth, and Bethlehem. For the first time he was seeing the great paintings and sculptures of the Old Masters . He responded with wonder and amazement, but also with exasperation, irritation, disbelief. Above all he displayed the great energy of his humour, more explosive for us now than for his beguiled contemporaries. Показать

The Innocents Abroad

«The donkeys were all good, all handsome, all strong and in good condition, all fast and all willing to prove it. They were the best we had found any where, and the most 'recherche'. I do not know what 'recherche' is, but that is what these donkeys were, anyhow.»

«The Innocents Abroad» Mark Twain

The Innocents Abroad

«It used to be a good hotel, but that proves nothing—I used to be a good boy, for that matter.»

«The Innocents Abroad» Mark Twain

The Innocents Abroad

«School-boy days are no happier than the days of after life, but we look back upon them regretfully because we have forgotten our punishments at school, and how we grieved when our marbles were lost and our kites destroyed—because we have forgotten all the sorrows and privations of that canonized epoch and remember only its orchard robberies, its wooden sword pageants and its fishing holydays.»

«The Innocents Abroad» Mark Twain

The Innocents Abroad

«t is worthwhile to get tired out, because one so enjoys resting afterward.»

«The Innocents Abroad» Mark Twain

The Innocents Abroad

«Every body lies and cheats—every body who is in business, at any rate.»

«The Innocents Abroad» Mark Twain

The Innocents Abroad

«The gentle reader will never, never know what a consummate ass he can become, until he goes abroad.»

«The Innocents Abroad» Mark Twain

The Innocents Abroad

«Human nature appears to be just the same, all over the world.»

«The Innocents Abroad» Mark Twain

The Innocents Abroad

«In this same library we saw some drawings by Michael Angelo (these Italians call him Mickel Angelo,) and Leonardo da Vinci. (They spell it Vinci and pronounce it Vinchy; foreigners always spell better than they pronounce.)»

«The Innocents Abroad» Mark Twain

The Innocents Abroad

«Why will people be so stupid as to suppose themselves the only foreigners among a crowd of ten thousand persons?»

«The Innocents Abroad» Mark Twain

The Innocents Abroad

«It surprises me sometimes to think how much we do know and how intelligent we are.»

«The Innocents Abroad» Mark Twain

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