Following the Equator
Following the Equator is a non-fiction social commentary in the form of a travelogue published by Mark Twain in 1897. Twain was practically bankrupt in 1894 due to investing heavily into the failed Paige Compositor.
Following the Equator Summary
The book is a social commentary, critical of racism towards blacks, Asians, and Indigenous groups; oppressive imperialism in the British Empire; and religious intolerance through missionary efforts. Although this social commentary is the great import of the book, it is notable that Twain also included a number of fictional stories in the body of what is otherwise a non-fiction work. In particular, the story of how Cecil Rhodes made his fortune — by finding a newspaper in the belly of a shark — and the story of how a man named Ed Jackson made good in life out of a fake letter of introduction to Cornelius Vanderbilt, were anthologized in Charles Neider (ed) The Complete Short Stories of Mark Twain, (Doubleday, 1957) where they are presented as fiction.
Details Of Following the Equator Book by Mark Twain
Name Of the Novel: Following the Equator
Author: Mark Twain
Genre: Travel literature
Publisher: Sun-Times Media Group
Text: Following the Equator Book by Mark Twain pdf
Book Type: pdf / ePub
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