Today Mark Twain’s The Innocents Abroad is Published

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On this day in 1869 Mark Twain’s The Innocents Abroad was published. This second book, the most popular one in his lifetime, was a distillation of the newspaper articles Twain had written during his trip to Europe and the Holy Land in 1867. Even with the distilling, Twain said he regarded the book as God regarded the world: “The fact is, there is a trifle too much water in both.”

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