The Innocents Abroad, or The New Pilgrims Progress is a travel book by American author Mark Twain published in 1869 which humorously chronicles what Twain called his "Great Pleasure Excursion" on board the chartered vessel Quaker City (formerly USS Quaker City) through Europe and the Holy Land with a group of American travelers in 1867. It was the best selling of Twain's works during his lifetime and one of the best selling travel books of all time.
The insight and wit in this volume is a delight to digest. Mark Twain's descriptions and biting humor liven his acute observations and self deprecating commentary. It is a great read and much fun.55
This book returns to a time when world travel required days on ships and patience on trains and carriages. Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens) has an impressive vocabulary and masterful command of the language. While the prejudices of the time are, at times, jarring, many of the insights relevant to today.55