The Innocents Abroad - Chapter 1 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 1 Summary

In the mid 1800s, novelty is in fashion—and what could be more novel and more fashionable than an adventure across the sea? Travel writer and narrator, Mark Twain begins his recount with an advertisement, the very program that entices one hundred or so people to register for "the great pleasure excursion to Europe and the Holy Land." The voyage promises the finest luxuries, the greatest adventures and an experience memorable only to a select few, including military guests and exotic celebrities. The chosen ship for this trip is called the Quaker City.

Interested elite are urged to secure a spot by registering, paying a deposit and waiting for the selection process. Once selected, the passengers are given a list of suggested items to pack and the awareness that no celebrities would be on board after all. By that time, they are...

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