Chapter 22. Mark Twain and Travel Writing

  1. Peter Messent and
  2. Louis J. Budd
  1. Jeffrey Alan Melton

Published Online: 30 NOV 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470996874.ch22

A Companion to Mark Twain

A Companion to Mark Twain

How to Cite

Melton, J. A. (2005) Mark Twain and Travel Writing, in A Companion to Mark Twain (eds P. Messent and L. J. Budd), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470996874.ch22

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 NOV 2007
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2005

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405123792

Online ISBN: 9780470996874



  • travel writing;
  • tourist cruise;
  • conventions;
  • contemporary;
  • correspondent


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The Popularity of Travel Writing

  • Conventions of Travel Writing

  • The Roving Correspondent

  • “A Brave Conception”: The Innocents Abroad

  • “Variegated Vagabondizing”: Roughing It

  • “The Spectacle”: A Tramp Abroad

  • “A Standard Work”: Life on the Mississippi

  • The “Power of Thought”: Following the Equator

  • America's Travel Writer