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The Resource American vandal : Mark Twain abroad, Roy Morris, Jr

American vandal : Mark Twain abroad, Roy Morris, Jr

Label
American vandal : Mark Twain abroad
Title
American vandal
Title remainder
Mark Twain abroad
Statement of responsibility
Roy Morris, Jr
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
For a man who liked being called the American, Mark Twain spent a surprising amount of time outside the continental United States. Biographer Roy Morris, Jr., focuses on the dozen years Twain spent overseas and on the popular travel books The Innocents Abroad, A Tramp Abroad, and Following the Equator he wrote about his adventures. Unintimidated by Old World sophistication and unafraid to travel to less developed parts of the globe, Twain encouraged American readers to follow him around the world at the dawn of mass tourism, when advances in transportation made leisure travel possible for an emerging middle class. In so doing, he helped lead Americans into the twentieth century and guided them toward more cosmopolitan views. In his first book, The Innocents Abroad (1869), Twain introduced readers to the American Vandal, a brash, unapologetic visitor to foreign lands, unimpressed with the local ambiance but eager to appropriate any souvenir that could be carried off. He adopted this persona throughout his career, even after he grew into an international celebrity who dined with the German Kaiser, traded quips with the king of England, gossiped with the Austrian emperor, and negotiated with the president of Transvaal for the release of war prisoners. American Vandal presents an unfamiliar Twain: not the bred-in-the-bone Midwesterner we associate with Huck Finn and Tom Sawyer but a global citizen whose exposure to other peoples and places influenced his evolving positions on race, war, and imperialism, as both he and America emerged on the world stage
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Morris, Roy
Dewey number
818/.409
Index
index present
LC call number
PS1334
LC item number
.M67 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Twain, Mark
Label
American vandal : Mark Twain abroad, Roy Morris, Jr
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Innocents abroad -- Tramps abroad -- Innocents adrift -- Stowaways will be prosecuted -- This everlasting exile
Control code
ocn890971663
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
279 pages
Isbn
9780674416697
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2014033055
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)890971663
Label
American vandal : Mark Twain abroad, Roy Morris, Jr
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Innocents abroad -- Tramps abroad -- Innocents adrift -- Stowaways will be prosecuted -- This everlasting exile
Control code
ocn890971663
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
279 pages
Isbn
9780674416697
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2014033055
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)890971663

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