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Following the equator

Mark Twain

Following the equator

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Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Travel,
  • Voyages around the world,
  • Description and travel

  • Edition Notes

    First published 1897.

    StatementMark Twain
    SeriesStanfords travel classics, Stanfords travel classics
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxviii, 539 pages
    Number of Pages539
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL26945598M
    ISBN 101912081725
    ISBN 109781912081721
    OCLC/WorldCa966551677

    The author, whose real name is Samuel Clemens, is accompanied by his wife and daughter on the thirteen-month trip. Typically above 14 inches tall. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the worldand other notations in the work. View the world through the eyes of the celebrated author as he describes a rich range of experiences — visiting a leper colony in Hawaii, shark fishing in Australia, tiger hunting, diamond mining in South Africa, and riding the rails in India, an activity Twain enjoyed immensely as suggested by this description of a steep descent in a hand-car: "The road fell sharply down in front of us and went corkscrewing in and out around the crags and precipices, down, down, forever down, suggesting nothing so exactly or so uncomfortably as a crooked toboggan slide with no end to it. Engraving Illustration produced by carving lines into a metal plate. It does not require the same sort of pressure as an engraving to transfer the image, but still has to be printed on separate stock from the text Marginalia Handwritten notes made in the margins by a previous owner.

    There was shark fishing in Australia and tiger hunting in India, plus diamond mining in South Africa. Let us be thankful for the fools. We can secure other people's approval, if we do right and try hard; but our own is worth a hundred of it, and no way has been found out of securing that. He also examines the mistreatment of various groups of people in these countries.

    Errata List of mistakes and corrections noted after printing, often compiled on a separate sheet or slip and inserted into the text block. Oblong folios are produced the same way but bound at the short edge, producing a book typically more than 14 inches deep. Provenance History of a particular copy of a book. Doublure Pastedowns made not of paper but of leather, for decorative purposes.


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Following the equator book

After his disastrous investment in the Paige Compositor typesetting machine, Mark Twain found himself bankrupt. Here he describes an amusing incident on board the Oceana, which illustrates Olivia's sense of humor.

Harris retraced the journey of the literary icon as he made his way around the British Empire on his infamous lecture tour. When in doubt, tell the truth. View the world through the eyes of the celebrated author as he describes a rich range of experiences — visiting a leper colony in Hawaii, shark fishing in Australia, tiger hunting, diamond mining in South Africa, and riding the rails in India, an activity Twain enjoyed immensely as suggested by this description of a steep descent in a hand-car: "The road fell sharply down in front of us and went corkscrewing in and out around the crags and precipices, down, down, forever down, suggesting nothing so exactly or so uncomfortably as a crooked toboggan slide with no end to it.

Everything human is pathetic.

Following the Equator not Writings by Mark Twain

Unless Following the equator book equator in was considerably more erratic than it is today, this trav Or needs to. Part biography, part literary criticism, and part travel memoir, Harris' study offers a unique take on one of America's most widely studied writers while attempting to situate Mark Twain's social commentary within a contemporary worldview.

Language: English. The chapters on India were disturbing, detailing murder and suicide in the late 19th century the There are many humorous things in the world; among them, the white man's notion that he is less savage than the other savages. Few of us can stand prosperity. The designs are so flowing and graceful and beautiful that they are a most satisfactory decoration.

As Harris makes her way through Australia, India, and South Africa-seeing for herself the people and places Twain experienced-she also undertakes a journey of self-exploration and what her relationship with Mark Twain means. If there had been but one India and one language--but there were eighty of them!

The figure of Clemens from the photograph is reproduced on the web home page of this exhibition. Despite its jocular tone, this book has a serious thread running through it, recording Twain's observations of the mistreatments and miseries of mankind. A true classic of travel writing, Following the Equator is a delight--a chance to see the world through the eyes of America's most unique and beloved author.

The dictionary says a carbuncle is a kind of jewel. This time he travels through the Pacific - Australia, New Zealand, India, Africa mainly - with stops at various islands and smaller countries. Brand new Book. The timid man yearns for full value and asks a tenth.

First edition, first issue of the author's pointed social critique of British Imperialism with the signature mark "11" on page It could probably be shown by facts and figures that there is no distinctly native American criminal class except Congress.

He tried to make friends with the child and buy the kittens, but she began to cry and beg that her pets might be liberated. It was better, kinder, swifter, and much more humane than a number of the methods which have been sanctified by custom, but that does not justify its employment.

Every one is a moon, and has a dark side which he never shows anybody. He cut us out of the "blessing of idleness," and won for us the "curse of labor. Even caste itself could have had the defeating effect of a multiplicity of tongues, no doubt; for it separates a people into layers, and layers, and still other layers, that have no community of feeling with each other; and in such a condition of things as that, patriotism can have no healthy growth.

More than years after Twain's journey, Susan K. Octavo, original blue cloth, gilt titles and elaborate gilt tooling to the spine mounted cover illustration. Make it a point to do something every day that you don't want to do.Following the Equator - Part 1 book.

Read 4 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. This book was converted from its physical edition to /5. this book. is affectionately inscribed to. my young friend. harry rogers. with recognition. of what he is, and apprehension of what he may become.

unless he form himself a little more closely. upon the model of. the author. following the equator. company?" all. The Project Gutenberg EBook of Following the Equator, Complete by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens) This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever.

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Following the Equator: A Journey Around the Globe. TWAIN, Mark. Item Number: Hartford, CT: The American Publishing Company, First edition, first issue of the author’s pointed social critique of British Imperialism with the signature mark “11” on page Following the Equator is the fifth and most interesting of Twain’s travel narratives, Midpoint Trade Books is a division of IPG: Independent Publishers Group, a full service sales and distribution company that represents independent book publishers.

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