Following the Equator

Following the Equator

by Mark Twain

Paperback

$13.99
View All Available Formats & Editions
Choose Expedited Shipping at checkout for delivery by Thursday, June 17

Overview

Mark Twain enjoyed immense public popularity during his lifetime, and was already one the best-known authors in America when, in 1895, he set out on a worldwide lecture tour, undertaken to help him recover from bankruptcy following the failure of his publishing company. Starting in Paris, he journeyed across America to Vancouver, and thence, via Hawaii and Fiji, to Australia and New Zealand, in both of which countries he travelled widely. At the end of the year, he sailed from Sydney to Colombo, and became captivated by the Indian sub-continent, its people and their customs. Arriving in South Africa four months after the Jameson Raid, he had ample opportunity to employ his acerbic wit on the deteriorating relationship between the British and the Afrikaaners. Following the Equator is the fifth and most interesting of Twain’s travel narratives, and the one that most bears out the declaration that he once wrote to his mother: “I am wild with impatience to move – move – Move!”

Stanfords Travel Classics feature some of the finest historical travel writing in the English language, with authors hailing from both sides of the Atlantic. Every title has been reset in a contemporary typeface to create a series that every lover of fine travel literature will want to collect and keep.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781981667192
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 12/17/2017
Pages: 334
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Mark Twain is the author of many great American classics including Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Pudd'nhead Wilson. In 1867, Twain set sail for a five month tour of Europe and the Middle East, and the letters which he wrote while on this trip form the basis for "The Innocents Abroad".

Date of Birth:

November 30, 1835

Date of Death:

April 21, 1910

Place of Birth:

Florida, Missouri

Place of Death:

Redding, Connecticut

Customer Reviews