Samuel Clemens, aka Mark Twain, (1835-1910) was America's foremost humorist as well as an enduring novelist. He is the author of, among other novels, THE ADVENTURES OF TOM SAWYER and THE ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN, as well as many short works. Hamlin Hill and Robert Gray Bruce both teach in the English Department at Texas A&M University.
"[A Tramp Abroad] is delicious, whether you open it at the sojourn in Heidelberg, or the voyage down the Neckar on a raft, or mountaineering in Switzerland, or the excursion beyond the Alps into Italy." --William Dean Howells