Can-Cans, Cats and Cities of Ash (Great Journeys)

Can-Cans, Cats and Cities of Ash (Great Journeys)

One of the great derisive monuments to the imbecilities of the tourist experience, Mark Twain's (1835-1910) account of his tour with a group of fellow Americans around the sights of Europe is both hilarious and touching, Twain's exasperation and dismay at the phoney and exploitative being matched by his excitement and pleasure in the genuinely beautiful. Great Journeys all...

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Title:Can-Cans, Cats and Cities of Ash (Great Journeys)
Author:Mark Twain
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ISBN:0141025565
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:113 pages

Can-Cans, Cats and Cities of Ash (Great Journeys) Reviews

  • Daren
    May 24, 2015
    This Penguin Great Journeys book is an excerpt from Mark Twain's The Innocents Abroad, telling his experience on an 1850s cruise or 'grand tour' touching on the Azores islands, Morocco, France, Italy and a little of Greece.Twain comes across as a smart traveller and a witty commentator who would mak...
  • Nose in a book (Kate)
    Apr 15, 2017
    This is an abridged version of a longer travelogue, in this case The Innocents Abroad, Twain’s 1869 account of a cruise across the Atlantic and around the Mediterranean.I love Twain’s writing style – it’s simple language but excitable. He’s super enthusiastic to learn about ...
  • Tracy Terry
    May 17, 2017
    Through 1850's Azores, Morocco, France, Italy and Greece. The author's estimation of the 'American abroad' fascinating. Like other books in the series this is less travelogue and more, well, an observation of the tourist abroad. However, unlike other books in the series, witty, his writing simple an...