Mark Twain visited Horta in June 1867, near the beginning of a long pleasure excursion to Jerusalem. He described his visit, with acerbic commentary on the people and culture of Horta, in The Innocents Abroad. Similarly, Joshua Slocum, sailing the Spray, stopped in Horta on the first leg of his solo circumnavigation, which he chronicled in his 1899 book "Sailing Alone Around the World."
In works by Vitorino Nemésio (O Corsário das Ilhas), Raul Brandão (As ilhas Desconhecidas), the island is characterized as a focus of the story, while Jules Verne mentioned Horta in descriptions to his fiction tales.
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