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Following the Equator: A Journey Around the World

Samuel Clemens

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Description:

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)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

20h 15m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

17:45


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

27:37


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

28:03


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

18:37


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

12:44


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

17:40


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

14:38


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

17:20


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

19:57


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

09:31


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

12:03


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

10:20


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

19:21


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

10:08


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

10:39


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

13:46


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

10:39


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

17:10


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

15:20


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

12:13


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

17:54


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

19:01


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

14:08


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

15:27


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

19:43


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

12:13


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

21:22


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

15:18


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

14:07


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

09:58


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

11:24


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

14:26


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

13:18


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

07:33


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

11:27


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

13:34


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

20:11


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

18:34


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

24:01


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

16:06


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

14:52


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

13:13


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

22:16


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

14:51


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

21:05


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

23:26


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

22:46


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

19:09


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

28:12


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

19:00


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

17:10


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

20:29


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

19:11


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

17:03


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

18:55


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

12:58


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

11:43


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

32:04


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

29:09


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

21:16


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

23:24


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

23:45


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

14:38


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

19:44


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

15:03


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

17:14


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

28:05


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

22:06


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

21:34


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

05:46