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A Tramp Abroad

Gelesen von John Greenman

(4,646 Sterne; 113 Bewertungen)

A Tramp Abroad is a work of non-fiction travel literature by American author Mark Twain, published in 1880. The book details a journey by the author, with his friend Harris (a character created for the book, and based on his closest friend, Joseph Twichell), through central and southern Europe. While the stated goal of the journey is to walk most of the way, the men find themselves using other forms of transport as they traverse the continent. The book is often thought to be an unofficial sequel to an earlier Twain travel book, The Innocents Abroad.

As the two men make their way through Germany, the Alps, and Italy, they encounter situations made all the more humorous by their reactions to them. The narrator (Twain) plays the part of the American tourist of the time, believing that he understands all that he sees, but in reality understanding none of it. (Summary by Wikipedia) (15 hr 46 min)

Chapters

01 - CHAPTER I [The Knighted Knave of Bergen]

9:59

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02 - CHAPTER II Heidelberg [Landing a Monarch at Heidelberg]

18:28

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03 - CHAPTER III Baker's Bluejay Yarn [What Stumped the Blue Jays]

7:53

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CHAPTER IV Student Life [The Laborious Beer King]

10:50

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CHAPTER V At the Students' Dueling-Ground [Dueling by Wholesale]

10:16

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CHAPTER VI [A Sport that Sometimes Kills]

8:20

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CHAPTER VII [How Bismark Fought]

11:42

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CHAPTER VIII The Great French Duel [I Second Gambetta in a Terrific Duel]

21:49

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CHAPTER IX [What the Beautiful Maiden Said]

10:34

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CHAPTER X [How Wagner Operas Bang Along]

17:09

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CHAPTER XI [I Paint a "Turner"]

10:35

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CHAPTER XII [What the Wives Saved]

10:11

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CHAPTER XIII [My Long Crawl in the Dark]

13:11

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CHAPTER XIV [Rafting Down the Neckar]

8:41

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CHAPTER XV Down the River [Charming Waterside Pictures]

13:14

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CHAPTER XVI An Ancient Legend of the Rhine [The Lorelei]

13:50

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CHAPTER XVII [Why Germans Wear Spectacles]

16:46

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CHAPTER XVIII [The Kindly Courtesy of Germans]

16:43

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CHAPTER XIX [The Deadly Jest of Dilsberg]

20:47

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CHAPTER XX [My Precious, Priceless Tear-Jug]

14:49

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CHAPTER XX1 [Insolent Shopkeepers and Gabbling Americans]

17:48

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CHAPTER XXII [The Black Forest and Its Treasures]

23:08

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CHAPTER XXIII [Nicodemus Dodge and the Skeleton]

14:57

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CHAPTER XXIV [I Protect the Empress of Germany]

13:52

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CHAPTER XXV [Hunted by the Little Chamois]

24:48

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CHAPTER XXVI [The Nest of the Cuckoo-clock]

20:29

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CHAPTER XXVII [I Spare an Awful Bore]

18:31

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CHAPTER XXVIII [The Jodel and Its Native Wilds]

21:48

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CHAPTER XXIX [Looking West for Sunrise]

10:50

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CHAPTER XXX [Harris Climbs Mountains for Me]

21:15

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CHAPTER XXXI [Alp-scaling by Carriage]

22:10

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CHAPTER XXXII [The Jungfrau, the Bride, and the Piano]

17:15

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CHAPTER XXXIII [We Climb Far--by Buggy]

15:33

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CHAPTER XXXIV [The World's Highest Pig Farm]

21:40

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CHAPTER XXXV [Swindling the Coroner]

26:47

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CHAPTER XXXVI [The Fiendish Fun of Alp-climbing]

24:10

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CHAPTER XXXVII [Our Imposing Column Starts Upward]

23:42

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CHAPTER XXXVIII [I Conquer the Gorner Grat]

25:54

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CHAPTER XXXIX [We Travel by Glacier]

15:50

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CHAPTER XL [Piteous Relics at Chamonix]

20:23

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[The Fearful Disaster of 1865]

11:04

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[Chillon has a Nice, Roomy Dungeon]

19:16

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[My Poor Sick Friend Disappointed]

19:50

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[I Scale Mont Blanc--by Telescope]

18:45

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A Catastrophe Which Cost Eleven Lives [Perished at the Verge of Safety]

5:18

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[Meeting a Hog on a Precipice]

15:25

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[Queer European Manners]

22:15

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[Beauty of Women--and of Old Masters]

21:07

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[Hanged with a Golden Rope]

19:52

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[Titian Bad and Titian Good]

8:54

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APPENDIX A The Portier

11:27

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APPENDIX B Heidelberg Castle

15:49

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APPENDIX C The College Prison

13:39

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APPENDIX D The Awful German Language

48:41

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APPENDIX E Legend of the Castles

13:18

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APPENDIX F German Journals

14:44

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Bewertungen

Fantastic reading!

(5 Sterne)

Five stars for the reader. John Greenman did a great job. The book itself was rather show at times. John Greenman was a great reader. The book itself was rather slow, but occasionally very entertaining. Appendix on German language absolutely hilarious.

Twain and an imaginary friend "tramp" Central Europe by train.

(4 Sterne)

Not quite a page-turner on the level of Twain's "Life on the Mississippi" and "Following the Equator." Nevertheless it is a worthy 19th century travelogue spiced with humor. (You do get hear a lot about people falling off the Alps.) An excellent reader made the download worthwhile.

Interesting tale

(4 Sterne)

Definitely not "Tom Sawyer." This is a longer work and at times a bit tedious.

A Tramp Abroad

(5 Sterne)

Herr Greenman, you again read wonderful! This book has to be my favorite. I admit it, without hesitation, I am german! Mr. Twain had me in tears, due to his simply divine descriptions and his absolute genius when telling a story. I myself had the fortune to see the illumination of Heidelberg, just a few years later, namely 1987. It was and still is a must see and utterly spectacular! Thank you for the privilege to listen to this book!

Best Stores of Mark Twain Yet!

(5 Sterne)

I find this Tramp account to be the most enjoyable of Twain's work. I wish he'd used this style in other stories, which tend to become laborious. Even though the sound quality is somewhat distorted because of too high a level, it's still the very best story style of Twain. Thanks for sharing!

Happy encounters with brilliance

(5 Sterne)

John Greenman, thank you. I was curious about MT and dipped into one of his books. Happily, it was narrated by John and I was hooked. What a talent! What intelligence! What warmth! And now I'm exhausting the catalogue and having the time of my life.

A Tramp Abroad

(5 Sterne)

Mr. Greenman wonderfully narrated entire story again. This Mark Twain's travel journal was very informative and entertaining. I am sure that Mark Twain in the heaven appreciates Mr. Greenman's effort to spread his work to vast audience. Thank you, Mr. Greenmsn.

Lovely Reading

(4 Sterne)

Amusing. Quite interesting. I found the stories about the fight club quite startling. Not the best book ever written or anything, but worth a listen. Very engaging reader.