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Mark Twin - Innocents Abroad - Mark Twain's Journey to the Holy Land, 1870 Edition

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THE INNOCENTS ABROAD OR THE NEW PILGIMS PROGRESS - By Mark Twain. San Francisco 1870, published by AMERICAN PUBLISHING COMPANY. Hardcover with gilt stamping of the pyramids in Egypt and the Church of the Holy Sepulcher on the front, and spine with gilt inscription.

The book, which was written in Twain's way in a humorous tone during a two-year trip to Syria, Palestine, Jordan and Egypt, is one of Twain's favorite books. It is illustrated with 47 illustrations by illustrator Tru Williams, and dozens of other illustrations. The first edition of the book was published in 1869. Twain's journey book is full of descriptions of the natural and human landscape of the Holy Land, but his overall impression is of a deserted and oppressed land. The book was first translated into Hebrew for the first time by Arnon Ben-Nahum and at the initiative of Avraham Levinson in 1972. Levinson added an introduction in which he presents the gap between Twain's descriptions of the poor landscape of Eretz Israel in the 19th century: "A desolate and ugly land ...", And between advanced development of the country at the time the book was first published in Hebrew.

[7] XVIII, 651 [5] p. Slight tears at the spine, except, good condition.

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117. Mark Twin - Innocents Abroad - Mark Twain's Journey to the Holy Land, 1870 Edition