Mark Twain, Travel Books, and Tourism: The Tide of a Great Popular Movement
Jeffrey Alan Melton (Author)
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DescriptionWinner of the Elizabeth Agee Prize for best manuscript in American Literature With the publication of The Innocents Abroad (1869), Mark Twain embarked on a long and successful career as the 19th century's best-selling travel writer. Jeffrey Melton treats Twain's travel narratives in depth, and in the context of his contemporary travel writers and a burgeoning tourism culture. As Melton shows, Twain's five major travel narratives--The Innocents Abroad, Roughing It, Life on the Mississippi, A Tramp Abroad, and Following the Equator--demonstrate Twain's mastery and reinvention of the genre.
University Alabama Press
November 01, 2008
6.34 X 9.0 X 0.6 inches | 0.01 pounds
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About the Author
Jeffrey Alan Melton is Associate Professor of American Studies at the University of Alabama and coeditor, with Alan Gribben, of Mark Twain on the Move: A Travel Reader.