This week’s featured book is A Tramp Abroad, by Mark Twain.
This book is actually a sequel to his book Innocents Abroad, though Tramp is often praised as a better work.
In A Tramp Abroad (1880), written eleven years after the best-selling Innocents Abroad, Mark Twain claims to be mad for adventure. Instead, he is more likely to scale a mountain by telescope or launch a fantasy expedition to conquer a mountain hotel. In the end, Twain weaves observation, folk tales, tall tales, and imagination into a narrative that both celebrates travel and
satirizes the traveler.
If this book sounds as good to you as it does to us, you can find it here!
Come back next week for another classic showcase during
BOOK DISCOVERY MONTH!
(Don’t forget, if you have a book you want to share with your friends (and us!), upload it’s cover and synopsis to tumblr and tag it with #Book Discovery Month)
Look at these fantastic first images of Helena Bonham Carter as Miss Havisham from the new adaptation of Great Expectations!
On November 3, 1956, The Wizard of Oz became the first uncut feature film to be shown on television in a single evening. It aired on CBS, where it became a tradition to show during the cold, winter months.
Despite this, we still think the book brings more warmth into our hearts, and this version has some beautiful illustrations to go with the original story (no modern alterations here, folks!)
You can get this pretty version of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz here!
Each November, thousands of people undertake the challenge that is NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month,) where they try to write 50,000+ words in a single month (in other words, a whole book.) Many people will “win” this contest, and even though these stories may not be the best works in the world (yet, but there’ll be time to fix that in the National Novel Editing Month), we still want to salute these brave participants!
So, in celebration (and as inspiration to the few of our followers who are competing,) we have decided that November will be our Book Discovery Month! Each week, we will showcase a different book that you may not have heard of by some well-known classic authors.
This week, we’re featuring Bartleby the Scrivener and The Confidence Man, by Herman Melville. Though Melville is popular for his serious and simplistic writing style, these two stories show that Melville actually had a sense of humor. Surprise!
If you want to read a full synopsis, or purchase the book, click here!
And if you have a book that you think people will love, but might not have heard of, post it and tag with #Book Discovery Month.