A death threat inspired him to read The Innocents Abroad. Hilton Obenzinger explains.
Hal Hellwig explores the history and resonance of Venice for Mark Twain and for contemporary visitors.
The Innocents Abroad changed everything, for Mark Twain and, moreover, for American travel writing.
Jeanne Campbell Reesman explores the development of Twain’s sympathies for imperial subjects from his first travel book to his last.
What did the initial wave of reviewers of Mark Twain’s first book have to say about it?
This weekend marks the 150th Anniversary of the publication of Mark Twain’s first book-length work, The Innocents Abroad.