Books: Travelers' Return

TRAVELING WITH THE INNOCENTS ABROAD (324 pp.)—Mark Twain—Edited by Daniel Morley McKeithan—University of Oklahoma ($5).

THE ART OF TRAVEL (567 pp.)—Henry James—Edited by Morton Dauwen Za-bel—Doubleday ($5.50).

All tourists are snobs of sorts, chiefly two: newness snobs and oldness snobs. Two well-traveled igth century U.S. writing men, Mark Twain and Henry James, stand like archsentinels at these two poles. Twain, the apostle of modernity, prized Italian railroads "more than Italy's hundred galleries of priceless art treasures." Antiquarian Henry James found the restoration of Venice's St. Mark's "crude" and "monstrous," even though the basilica...