Mark Twain: Travel Writer?

Everyone is familiar with Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calavaras County, and A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court; but not everyone is aware of the fact that Twain was also a prolific travel writer! Dr. Jim Stovall from the College of Communication & Information at the University of Tennessee says of Twain, “One of American history‚Äôs major men of letters, Mark Twain, developed the genre of travel writing with best-selling books such as Innocents Abroad and A Tramp Abroad. Twain went beyond descriptions of the places that he saw and applied his unique brand of humor to the people and cultures that he visited.”
This week at the AUM Library, be sure to check out our “Summer Travels” selections that feature some of Mark Twain’s travel books.

AUM’s Bookshelf

A Tramp Abroad
Roughing It
The Innocents Abroad: or, The New Pilgrims' Progress
Following the Equator: A Journey Around the World

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