The Innocents Abroad first saw the light of day back in 1869. It's a travel book by none other than Mark Twain, one of the most cherished and loved American authors. It's worth mentioning that this book is one of the all-time best-sellers in the genre, and the best-selling work by Mr. Twain back when he was still walking on this Earth. So, yeah - The Innocents has a unique place on the shelves of US classics and, if you're a fan of travel books that combine an interesting plot, a gripping, exciting narrative and that very special sense of adventure, then you should most definitely go and buy it right now!
The book is heavily based on a real event that happened in an old ship from the Civil War. The author himself was on this amazing journey and wrote about everything that he found interesting, exciting or simply worth mentioning.
He also recorded his critique on numerous aspects of society, and that turned The Innocents Abroad into something more than must a "silly travel book" - it's got some bitter stuff to it in the middle, as compared to the funny and comedic comments in the beginning of the trip. At the same time, when the ship arrives at the Holy Land, the author's tone changes again and he returns to his previous light-hearted, funny observations.
At the end of the day, The Innocents Abroad is one of the best works by Mark Twain - it's most certainly different from everything else that he had written. By the way, the greatest thing about a travel book is - you can start reading from any chapter you like! At the same time, it's got 685 pages, so, if you're in a mood for a nice evening read for the weekend, Twain got you covered!