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Selections from "A Tramp Abroad" and "Roughing It" by Mark Twain

Published in 1880, A Tramp Abroad details a journey by Mark Twain, with his friend Harris (a character created for the book, and based on his closest friend, Joseph Twichell), through central and southern Europe.

Roughing It follows the travels of young Mark Twain through the Wild West during the years 1861–1867. It was published in 1872.

Tom Bacon reads these classic Mark Twain tales for The Bookshelf.

Chris Maccini previously worked at SPR as Morning Edition host and producing arts and special programming such as The Bookshelf, Poetry Moment, Northwest Arts Review, special features and more.