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.” http://www.jprof.com/magazines/05twain-travel.html
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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