My Trip Abroad

Charlie CHAPLIN (1889 - 1977)

"A steak and kidney pie, influenza and a cablegram. There is the triple alliance that is responsible for the whole thing." So begins Charlie Chaplin's My Trip Abroad, a travel memoir charting the actor-director's semi-spontaneous visit to Europe. Fresh off the success of 1921's The Kid, Chaplin decides to "play hookey" after his seven year stay in Hollywood. He return to his native Europe as an international superstar, beloved by fans and hounded by reporters. The "triple alliance" of the book's opening line sends Chaplin on an whirlwind tour through Great Britain, Germany, and France -- and the results are both funny and insightful. My Trip Abroad gives us an intimate and moving portrait of a Hollywood legend. Published in the UK as My Wonderful Visit.

Genre(s): Travel & Geography, Memoirs

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 I Decide to Play Hookey Chuck Williamson
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Play 02 Off to Europe Chuck Williamson
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Play 03 Days on Shipboard Chuck Williamson
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Play 04 Hello! England Chuck Williamson
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Play 05 I Arrive in London Chuck Williamson
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Play 06 The Haunts of My Childhood Chuck Williamson
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Play 07 A Joke and Still on the Go Chuck Williamson
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Play 08 A Memorable Night in London Chuck Williamson
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Play 09 I Meet the Immortals Chuck Williamson
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Play 10 I Meet Thomas Burke and H.G. Wells Chuck Williamson
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Play 11 Off to France Chuck Williamson
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Play 12 My Visit to Germany Chuck Williamson
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Play 13 I Fly From Paris to London Chuck Williamson
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Play 14 Farewells to Paris and London Chuck Williamson
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Play 15 Bon Voyage Chuck Williamson
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