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Following the Equator: A Journey Around the World

By Twain, Mark

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Reproduction Date: 2009

Title: Following the Equator: A Journey Around the World  
Author: Twain, Mark
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Language: English
Subject: Non-fiction, Travel, Humor
Collections: Audio Books Collection, Following the Equator: A Journey Around the World
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Publication Date:
1897
Publisher: LibriVox Audio Books

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Twain, M., & Clemens, S. (1897). Following the Equator: A Journey Around the World. Retrieved from http://sonyebooklibrary.com/


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Following the Equator (American English title) or More Tramps Abroad (English title) is a non-fiction travelogue published by American author Mark Twain in 1897. Twain was practically bankrupt in 1894 due to a failed investment into a revolutionary typesetting machine. In an attempt to extricate himself from debt of $100,000 (equivalent of about $2 million in 2005) he undertook a tour of the British Empire in 1895, a route chosen to provide numerous opportunities for lectures in the English language. In Following the Equator, an account of that travel published in 1897, the author unmasks and criticizes racism, imperialism and missionary zeal in observations woven into the narrative with classical Twain wit. Of particular interest, historically, are Twain's references to Cecil Rhodes in Australia and South Africa, the in-depth description of Thugs and Thuggee in India and the Boer War period and diamonds in South Africa. (Summary by Wikipedia and John Greenman)

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Electronic recorded live performance of a reading

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Travel, Humor

 

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