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Bound on a lecturing trip around the world, Mark Twain turns his keen satiric eye to foreign lands in Following the Equator. The first of two volumes, this vivid record of a sea voyage on the Pacific Ocean displays Twain's instinctive eye for the unusual, his wide-ranging curiosity, and his delight in embellishing the facts.

The personalities of the ship's crew and passengers, the poetry of Australian place-names, and the success of women's suffrage in New Zealand, among other topics, are the focus of his wry humor and redoubtable powers of observation. Following the Equator is an ecocative and highly unique American portrait of nineteenth-century travel and customs.

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Fascinating humorous account of 1897 voyage to Hawaii, Australia, India, New Zealand, etc. Ironic, bemused reports on peoples, customs, climate, flora and fauna, politics, much more. 197 illustrations.

About the Author

Mark Twain was the pen name of Samuel Langhorne Clemens. Often called America's greatest satirist, he is best known for his novels The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, The Prince and the Pauper,and A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court.Born in 1835, Twain died in 1910.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780880015189
Author:
Twain, Mark
Publisher:
Harper Perennial
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
Belles Lettres
Subject:
American fiction (fictional works by one auth
Subject:
General Travel
Subject:
Travel Writing-General
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Series:
Ecco Travels
Series Volume:
2
Publication Date:
19961001
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
7.96x5.36x.83 in. .59 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Fascinating humorous account of 1897 voyage to Hawaii, Australia, India, New Zealand, etc. Ironic, bemused reports on peoples, customs, climate, flora and fauna, politics, much more. 197 illustrations.
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