Mark Twain in Costa Rica? The English text and Spanish translation of Mark Twain's trip to Nicaragua and the San Juan River

At the end of 1866, Mark Twain traveled to Nicaragua and the San Juan River. A traveler for nearly a decade of his adult life, Twain needed to go from San Francisco to New York City. Instead of crossing the United States by land, he chose to make his way to New York City via Nicaragua and the San Ju...

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Autor Principal: Vargas, Juan Carlos
Formato: Artículo
Idioma: Inglés
Publicado: 2015
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Acceso en línea: http://revistas.ucr.ac.cr/index.php/filyling/article/view/4411
http://hdl.handle.net/10669/14293
Sumario: At the end of 1866, Mark Twain traveled to Nicaragua and the San Juan River. A traveler for nearly a decade of his adult life, Twain needed to go from San Francisco to New York City. Instead of crossing the United States by land, he chose to make his way to New York City via Nicaragua and the San Juan River. In a series of letters to the Alta California newspaper, Twain describes his travels through Nicaragua and down the San Juan River. Not published in book form until 1940 as Travels with Mr. Brown, Mark Twain's commentary on Central America has remained relatively unknown to a good many historians and even readers of Twain. Here is the original English text and the Spanish translation of his account, which includes my introduction and textual notes to his travels over what was commonly called in the nineteenth century the Nicaraguan Route.