Mark Twain Following the Equator

ISBN 13: 9781601129703

Following the Equator

 
9781601129703: Following the Equator

The unabridged classic on MP3 audio, narrated by Alfred von Lecteur. Three playback speeds on one disk; etext edition included. Running time: 19.2 hours (slow), 17.6 hours (medium), 15.7 hours (fast).

In an attempt to extricate himself from debt of $100,000 (equivalent of about $2 million in 2005), Twain undertook a tour of the British Empire in 1895, a route chosen to provide numerous opportunities for lectures. In this account of his travels, published in 1897, the author unmasks and criticizes racism, imperialism and missionary zeal with classic Twain wit.

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Mark Twain, born Samuel Langhorne Clemens, was an American humorist and writer, who is best known for his enduring novels The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, which has been called the Great American Novel. Raised in Hannibal, Missouri, Twain held a variety of jobs including typesetter, riverboat pilot, and miner before achieving nationwide attention for his work as a journalist with The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County. He earned critical and popular praise for his wit and enjoyed a successful career as a public speaker in addition to his writing. Twain s works were remarkable for his ability to capture colloquial speech, although his adherence to the vernacular of the time has resulted in the suppression of his works by schools in modern times. Twain s birth in 1835 coincided with a visit by Halley s Comet, and Twain predicted, accurately, that he would go out with it as well, dying the day following the comet s return in 1910.

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