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A Tramp Abroad

Mark Twain (1835-1910)

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1. 01 – The Knighted Knave of Bergen
2. 02 – Heidelberg [Landing a Monarch at Heidelberg]
3. 03 – Baker’s Bluejay Yarn [What Stumped the Blue Jays]
4. 04 – Student Life [The Laborious Beer King]
5. 05 – At the Students’ Dueling-Ground [Dueling by Wholesale]
6. 06 – A Sport that Sometimes Kills
7. 07 – How Bismark Fought
8. 08 – The Great French
9. 09 – What the Beautiful Maiden Said
10. 10 – How Wagner Operas Bang Along
11. 11 – I Paint a Turner
12. 12 – What the Wives Saved
13. 13 – My Long Crawl in the Dark
14. 14 – Rafting Down the Neckar
15. 15 – Down the River [Charming Waterside Pictures]
16. 16 – An Ancient Legend of the Rhine [The Lorelei]
17. 17 – Why Germans Wear Spectacles
18. 18 – The Kindly Courtesy of Germans
19. 19 – The Deadly Jest of Dilsberg
20. 20 – My Precious, Priceless Tear-Jug
21. 21 – Insolent Shopke
22. 22 – The Black Forest and its Treasures
23. 23 – Nicodemus Dodge and the Skeleton
24. 24 – I Protect the Empress of Germany
25. 25 – Hunted by the Little Chamois
26. 26 – The Nest of the Cuckoo-clock
27. 27 – I Spare an Awful Bore
28. 28 – The Jodel and Its Native Wilds
29. 29 – Looking West for Sunrise
30. 30 – Harris Climbs Mountains For Me
31. 31 – Alp-scaling by Carriage
32. 32 – The Jungfrau, the Bride, and the Piano
33. 33 – We Climb Far– By Buggy
34. 34 – The World’s Highest Pig Farm
35. 35 – Swindling the Coroner
36. 36 – The Fiendish Fun of Alp-Cimbing
37. 37 – Our Imposing Column Starts Upward
38. 38 – I Conquer the Gorner Grat
39. 39 – We Travel by Glacier
40. 40 – Piteous Relics at Chamonix
41. 41 – The Dearful Disater of 1865
42. 42 – Chillon has a Nice, Roomy Dungeon
43. 43 – My Poor Sick Friend Disappointed
44. 44 – I Scale Mont Blanc–by Telescope
45. 45 – A Catastrophe Which Cost Eleven Lives [Perished at the Verge of Safety]
46. 46 – Meeting a Hog on a Precipice
47. 47 – Queer European Manners
48. 48 – Beauty of Women–and of Old Masters
49. 49 – Hanged with a Golden Rope
50. 50 – Titian Bad and Titian Good
51. 51 – Appendix A: The Portier
52. 52 – Appendix B: Heidelberg Castle
53. 53 – Appendix C: The College Prison
54. 54 – Appendix D: The Awful German Language
55. 55 – Appendix E: Legend of the Castles
56. 56 – Appendix F: German Journals

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Summary

A Tramp Abroad is a work of non-fiction travel literature by American author Mark Twain, published in 1880. The book details a journey by the author, with his friend Harris (a character created for the book, and based on his closest friend, Joseph Twichell), through central and southern Europe. While the stated goal of the journey is to walk most of the way, the men find themselves using other forms of transport as they traverse the continent. The book is often thought to be an unofficial sequel to an earlier Twain travel book,The Innocents Abroad.As the two men make their way through Germany, the Alps, and Italy, they encounter situations made all the more humorous by their reactions to them. The narrator (Twain) plays the part of the American tourist of the time, believing that he understands all that he sees, but in reality understanding none of it. The term “tramp” is meant as in a “walk-about” and not as in a “bum”.

Reviews

Tom Horne

- Mark Twain Reborn

A wonderful reading of a writer capturing a more innocent time in a more innocent world.