Following the Equator: A Journey Around the World

Mark TWAIN (1835 - 1910)

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)

Genre(s): Humorous Fiction, *Non-fiction, Travel & Geography

Language: English

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Play 01 01 - Chapter I John Greenman
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Play 02 02 - Chapter II John Greenman
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Play 03 03 - Chapter III John Greenman
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Play 04 04 - Chapter IV John Greenman
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Play 05 05 - Chapter V John Greenman
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Play 06 06 - Chapter VI John Greenman
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Play 07 07 - Chapter VII John Greenman
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Play 08 08 - Chapter VIII John Greenman
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Play 09 09 - Chapter IX John Greenman
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Play 10 10 - Chapter X John Greenman
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Play 11 11 - Chapter XI John Greenman
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Play 12 12 - Chapter XII John Greenman
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Play 13 13 - Chapter XIII John Greenman
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Play 14 14 - Chapter XIV John Greenman
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Play 15 15 - Chapter XV John Greenman
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Play 16 16 - Chapter XVI John Greenman
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Play 17 17 - Chapter XVII John Greenman
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Play 18 18 - Chapter XVIII John Greenman
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Play 19 19 - Chapter XIX John Greenman
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Play 20 20 - Chapter XX John Greenman
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Play 21 21 - Chapter XXI John Greenman
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Play 22 22 - Chapter XXII John Greenman
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Play 23 23 - Chapter XXIII John Greenman
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Play 24 24 - Chapter XXIV John Greenman
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Play 25 25 - Chapter XXV John Greenman
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Play 26 26 - Chapter XXVI John Greenman
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Play 27 27 - Chapter XXVII John Greenman
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Play 28 28 - Chapter XXVIII John Greenman
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Play 29 29 - Chapter XXIX John Greenman
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Play 30 30 - Chapter XXX John Greenman
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Play 31 31 - Chapter XXXI John Greenman
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Play 32 32- Chapter XXXII John Greenman
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Play 33 33 - Chapter XXXIII John Greenman
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Play 34 34 - Chapter XXXIV John Greenman
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Play 35 35 - Chapter XXXV John Greenman
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Play 36 36 - Chapter XXXVI John Greenman
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Play 37 37 - Chapter XXXVII John Greenman
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Play 38 38 - Chapter XXXVIII John Greenman
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Play 39 39 - Chapter XXXIX John Greenman
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Play 40 40 - Chapter XL John Greenman
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Play 41 41 - Chapter XLI John Greenman
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Play 42 42 - Chapter XLII John Greenman
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Play 43 43 - Chapter XLIII John Greenman
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Play 44 44 - Chapter XLIV John Greenman
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Play 45 45 - Chapter XLV John Greenman
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Play 46 46 - Chapter XLVI John Greenman
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Play 47 47 - Chapter XLVII John Greenman
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Play 48 48 - Chapter XLVIII John Greenman
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Play 49 49 - Chapter XLIX John Greenman
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Play 50 50 - Chapter L John Greenman
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Play 51 51 - Chapter LI John Greenman
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Play 52 52 - Chapter LII John Greenman
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Play 53 53 - Chapter LIII John Greenman
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Play 54 54 - Chapter LIV John Greenman
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Play 55 55 - Chapter LV John Greenman
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Play 56 56 - Chapter LVI John Greenman
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Play 57 57 - Chapter LVII John Greenman
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Play 58 58 - Chapter LVIII John Greenman
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Play 59 50 - Chapter LIX John Greenman
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Play 60 60 - Chapter LX John Greenman
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Play 61 61 - Chapter LXI John Greenman
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Play 62 62 - Chapter LXII John Greenman
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Play 63 63 - Chapter LXIII John Greenman
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Play 64 64 - Chapter LXIV John Greenman
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Play 65 65 - Chapter LXV John Greenman
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Play 66 66 - Chapter LXVI John Greenman
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Play 67 67 - Chapter LXVII John Greenman
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Play 68 68 - Chapter LXVIII John Greenman
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Play 69 69 - Chapter LXIX John Greenman
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Play 70 70 - Chapter LXX John Greenman
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