“Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; Truth isn't": Mark Twain's Following the Equator; In the Rare Original Dust Jacket

  • Following the Equator: A Journey Around the World.
  • Following the Equator: A Journey Around the World.

Following the Equator: A Journey Around the World.

$975.00

Item Number: 73027

New York and London: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1925.

Octavo, original cloth, frontispiece. Near fine in a very good dust jacket. Rare in the original dust jacket.

Mark Twain toured the British Empire in 1895, during which time he began concocting a travelogue about the experience that was published in 1897. Twain’s narrative spans the globe, from Australia to Hawaii. Full of tall-tales and real-life criticisms of imperialist arrogance, it is written with Twain’s characteristic wit and enthusiasm for a good, entertaining story. Following the Equator was Twain’s last travel book, and “also his most serious… He relates the narrative as himself… The serious tone in some ways makes this is best travel narrative” (MacDonnell, 53).

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