By Mark Twain
In A Tramp in another country, Mark Twain's unofficial sequel to The Innocents in another country, the writer documents his hilarious and numerous observations and insights whereas on a fifteen-month strolling journey via valuable Europe and the Alps. "Here you've gotten Twain's inimitable mix," writes Dave Eggers in his creation, "of the folksy and the without difficulty erudite, his unshakable sturdy feel and his mythical wit, his knack for the simple relation of an ideal anecdote, and a few achingly appealing nature writing."
This sleek Library Paperback vintage reproduces the textual content of the 1st American variation and contours new explanatory notes and a serious Afterword through Kerry Driscoll, professor of English at Saint Joseph collage in Connecticut.
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Jacqueline Risset est une poète française née en 1936 à Besançon. Elle est également critique littéraire, traductrice et universitaire, en particulier spécialiste de Dante et auteur d'une traduction de référence de l. a. Divine Comédie.
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Pauline E. Hopkins (1859-1930), intelectual, activista y escritora, ha sido considerada por l. a. crítica como los angeles important responsable de crear el ambiente propicio para que en el rancio Boston de principios del siglo XX naciera un primer florecimiento de las letras afroamericanas. ? l. a. escritora negra más productiva de principios del siglo XX?
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