A Tramp Abroad

Mark TWAIN (1835 - 1910)

A Tramp Abroad is a work of non-fiction travel literature by American author Mark Twain, published in 1880. The book details a journey by the author, with his friend Harris (a character created for the book, and based on his closest friend, Joseph Twichell), through central and southern Europe. While the stated goal of the journey is to walk most of the way, the men find themselves using other forms of transport as they traverse the continent. The book is often thought to be an unofficial sequel to an earlier Twain travel book, The Innocents Abroad.

As the two men make their way through Germany, the Alps, and Italy, they encounter situations made all the more humorous by their reactions to them. The narrator (Twain) plays the part of the American tourist of the time, believing that he understands all that he sees, but in reality understanding none of it. (Summary by Wikipedia)

Genre(s): Action & Adventure Fiction, Humorous Fiction

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 01 - CHAPTER I [The Knighted Knave of Bergen] John Greenman
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Play 02 02 - CHAPTER II Heidelberg [Landing a Monarch at Heidelberg] John Greenman
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Play 03 03 - CHAPTER III Baker's Bluejay Yarn [What Stumped the Blue Jays] John Greenman
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Play 04 CHAPTER IV Student Life [The Laborious Beer King] John Greenman
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Play 05 CHAPTER V At the Students' Dueling-Ground [Dueling by Wholesale] John Greenman
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Play 06 CHAPTER VI [A Sport that Sometimes Kills] John Greenman
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Play 07 CHAPTER VII [How Bismark Fought] John Greenman
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Play 08 CHAPTER VIII The Great French Duel [I Second Gambetta in a Terrific Duel] John Greenman
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Play 09 CHAPTER IX [What the Beautiful Maiden Said] John Greenman
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Play 10 CHAPTER X [How Wagner Operas Bang Along] John Greenman
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Play 11 CHAPTER XI [I Paint a "Turner"] John Greenman
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Play 12 CHAPTER XII [What the Wives Saved] John Greenman
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Play 13 CHAPTER XIII [My Long Crawl in the Dark] John Greenman
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Play 14 CHAPTER XIV [Rafting Down the Neckar] John Greenman
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Play 15 CHAPTER XV Down the River [Charming Waterside Pictures] John Greenman
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Play 16 CHAPTER XVI An Ancient Legend of the Rhine [The Lorelei] John Greenman
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Play 17 CHAPTER XVII [Why Germans Wear Spectacles] John Greenman
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Play 18 CHAPTER XVIII [The Kindly Courtesy of Germans] John Greenman
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Play 19 CHAPTER XIX [The Deadly Jest of Dilsberg] John Greenman
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Play 20 CHAPTER XX [My Precious, Priceless Tear-Jug] John Greenman
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Play 21 CHAPTER XX1 [Insolent Shopkeepers and Gabbling Americans] John Greenman
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Play 22 CHAPTER XXII [The Black Forest and Its Treasures] John Greenman
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Play 23 CHAPTER XXIII [Nicodemus Dodge and the Skeleton] John Greenman
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Play 24 CHAPTER XXIV [I Protect the Empress of Germany] John Greenman
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Play 25 CHAPTER XXV [Hunted by the Little Chamois] John Greenman
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Play 26 CHAPTER XXVI [The Nest of the Cuckoo-clock] John Greenman
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Play 27 CHAPTER XXVII [I Spare an Awful Bore] John Greenman
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Play 28 CHAPTER XXVIII [The Jodel and Its Native Wilds] John Greenman
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Play 29 CHAPTER XXIX [Looking West for Sunrise] John Greenman
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Play 30 CHAPTER XXX [Harris Climbs Mountains for Me] John Greenman
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Play 31 CHAPTER XXXI [Alp-scaling by Carriage] John Greenman
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Play 32 CHAPTER XXXII [The Jungfrau, the Bride, and the Piano] John Greenman
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Play 33 CHAPTER XXXIII [We Climb Far--by Buggy] John Greenman
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Play 34 CHAPTER XXXIV [The World's Highest Pig Farm] John Greenman
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Play 35 CHAPTER XXXV [Swindling the Coroner] John Greenman
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Play 36 CHAPTER XXXVI [The Fiendish Fun of Alp-climbing] John Greenman
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Play 37 CHAPTER XXXVII [Our Imposing Column Starts Upward] John Greenman
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Play 38 CHAPTER XXXVIII [I Conquer the Gorner Grat] John Greenman
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Play 39 CHAPTER XXXIX [We Travel by Glacier] John Greenman
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Play 40 CHAPTER XL [Piteous Relics at Chamonix] John Greenman
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Play 41 [The Fearful Disaster of 1865] John Greenman
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Play 42 [Chillon has a Nice, Roomy Dungeon] John Greenman
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Play 43 [My Poor Sick Friend Disappointed] John Greenman
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Play 44 [I Scale Mont Blanc--by Telescope] John Greenman
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Play 45 A Catastrophe Which Cost Eleven Lives [Perished at the Verge of Safety] John Greenman
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Play 46 [Meeting a Hog on a Precipice] John Greenman
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Play 47 [Queer European Manners] John Greenman
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Play 48 [Beauty of Women--and of Old Masters] John Greenman
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Play 49 [Hanged with a Golden Rope] John Greenman
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Play 50 [Titian Bad and Titian Good] John Greenman
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Play 51 APPENDIX A The Portier John Greenman
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Play 52 APPENDIX B Heidelberg Castle John Greenman
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Play 53 APPENDIX C The College Prison John Greenman
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Play 54 APPENDIX D The Awful German Language John Greenman
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Play 55 APPENDIX E Legend of the Castles John Greenman
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Play 56 APPENDIX F German Journals John Greenman
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