'Mark Twain and the Holy Land' exhibit follows the author's famed 'Great Pleasure Excursion'

author_img Joy S Published :  24th October 2019 02:47 PM   |   Published :   |  24th October 2019 02:47 PM
Mark Twain and the Holy Land (AP Photo)

Mark Twain and the Holy Land (AP Photo)

NEW YORK (AP): Mark Twain's adventures overseas, and the irreverent book which helped make him famous, will be featured in an upcoming exhibit at the New-York Historical Society.

Mark Twain and the Holy Land opens Friday and runs through Feb 2.

The exhibit follows Twain's so-called Great Pleasure Excursion to Europe and the Holy Land in 1867 and the book it inspired, The Innocents Abroad, or The New Pilgrims' Progress, published in 1869, 150 years ago.

The society announced the exhibit Wednesday.

It has gathered documents, photographs and other artefacts, in partnership with the Shapell Manuscript Foundation.

The Innocents Abroad was drawn from newspaper columns he wrote about his trip and was the best-selling book in his lifetime.
 

Mark Twain and the Holy Land (AP Photo)

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