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By Mark Twain

ISBN-10: 0307430529

ISBN-13: 9780307430526

In A Tramp overseas, Mark Twain's unofficial sequel to The Innocents in another country, the writer documents his hilarious and various observations and insights whereas on a fifteen-month strolling journey via principal Europe and the Alps. "Here you might have Twain's inimitable mix," writes Dave Eggers in his creation, "of the folksy and the easily erudite, his unshakable solid experience and his mythical wit, his knack for the simple relation of an ideal anecdote, and a few achingly appealing nature writing."

This glossy Library Paperback vintage reproduces the textual content of the 1st American variation and contours new explanatory notes and a serious Afterword by way of Kerry Driscoll, professor of English at Saint Joseph collage in Connecticut.

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He took out a heavy pigskin cigar-case and offered it to me. " "Thanks," I said. " He cut off the end of his cigar with a gold cutter he wore on one end of his watch-chain. "I like a cigar to really draw," said the count. " He lit the cigar, puffed at it, looking across the table at Brett. " "No. " "No," said the count. "You don't need a title. " "Thanks. " "I'm not joking you," the count blew a cloud of smoke. "You got the most class of anybody I ever seen. You got it. " "Nice of you," said Brett.

Probably the only person in the world that did. ' or else very careful talking around Robert. 'You must be most careful not to mention him, my dear. ' Won't it be fun, Robert? " She turned to me with that terribly bright smile. It was very satisfactory to her to have an 41 of 215 Hemingway, Ernest - The Sun Also Rises audience for this. "And where are you going to be, Robert? It's my own fault, all right. Perfectly my own fault. When I made you get rid of your little secretary on the magazine I ought to have known you'd get rid of me the same way.

I was getting glasses and a siphon. "Tight, Jake. " "That's strange. " Bill rubbed his forehead. "Remarkable thing," he said. "Don't know how it happened. " "Four days, Jake. " "Don't remember. Wrote you a post-card. " "Not so sure. " "Go on. " "Can't remember. " "Go on. " "Might remember a little," Bill said. "Remember something about a prize-fight. Enormous Vienna prize-fight. Had a nigger in it. " 58 of 215 Hemingway, Ernest - The Sun Also Rises "Wonderful nigger. Looked like Tiger Flowers, only four times as big.

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