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Following the Equator: A Journey Around the World

Gelesen von John Greenman

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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) (20 hr 14 min)

Chapters

01 - Chapter I

17:44

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02 - Chapter II

27:36

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03 - Chapter III

28:02

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04 - Chapter IV

18:36

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05 - Chapter V

12:43

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06 - Chapter VI

17:39

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07 - Chapter VII

14:37

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08 - Chapter VIII

17:19

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09 - Chapter IX

19:56

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10 - Chapter X

9:30

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11 - Chapter XI

12:02

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12 - Chapter XII

10:19

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13 - Chapter XIII

19:20

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14 - Chapter XIV

10:07

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15 - Chapter XV

10:38

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16 - Chapter XVI

13:45

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17 - Chapter XVII

10:37

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18 - Chapter XVIII

17:09

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19 - Chapter XIX

15:19

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20 - Chapter XX

12:14

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21 - Chapter XXI

17:53

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22 - Chapter XXII

19:00

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23 - Chapter XXIII

14:07

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24 - Chapter XXIV

15:26

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25 - Chapter XXV

19:42

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26 - Chapter XXVI

12:12

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27 - Chapter XXVII

21:21

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28 - Chapter XXVIII

15:17

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29 - Chapter XXIX

14:06

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30 - Chapter XXX

9:57

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31 - Chapter XXXI

11:23

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32- Chapter XXXII

14:25

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33 - Chapter XXXIII

13:17

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34 - Chapter XXXIV

7:32

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35 - Chapter XXXV

11:26

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36 - Chapter XXXVI

13:33

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37 - Chapter XXXVII

20:10

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38 - Chapter XXXVIII

18:33

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39 - Chapter XXXIX

24:00

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40 - Chapter XL

16:05

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41 - Chapter XLI

14:51

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42 - Chapter XLII

13:12

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43 - Chapter XLIII

22:15

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44 - Chapter XLIV

14:50

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45 - Chapter XLV

21:04

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46 - Chapter XLVI

23:24

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47 - Chapter XLVII

22:45

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48 - Chapter XLVIII

19:08

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49 - Chapter XLIX

28:11

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50 - Chapter L

18:59

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51 - Chapter LI

17:09

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52 - Chapter LII

20:28

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53 - Chapter LIII

19:11

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54 - Chapter LIV

17:02

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55 - Chapter LV

18:54

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56 - Chapter LVI

12:57

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57 - Chapter LVII

11:42

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58 - Chapter LVIII

32:03

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50 - Chapter LIX

29:08

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60 - Chapter LX

21:15

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61 - Chapter LXI

23:23

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62 - Chapter LXII

23:44

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63 - Chapter LXIII

14:36

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64 - Chapter LXIV

19:43

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65 - Chapter LXV

15:02

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66 - Chapter LXVI

17:13

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67 - Chapter LXVII

28:04

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68 - Chapter LXVIII

22:05

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69 - Chapter LXIX

21:32

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70 - Chapter LXX

5:45

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Bewertungen

One of the most entertaining stories I've ever read / listen to.

(5 Sterne)

I had forgotten how entertaining Mark Twain could be. I hadn't really read any of his works since I was a child growing up in part of his old stomping grounds in the Gold Country of Northern California. How refreshing and entertaining to be reacquainted. Mr Greenman did such an excellent job of reading that you imagined you were listening to Mr. Clemens himself. probably one of the best readers I've heard to date on LibriVox. Thank you John Greenman for doing such an excellent job!

Wow. No wonder Mark Twain is so celebrated.

(5 Sterne)

Informative, entertaining and humorous. John Greenman is simply awesome. His performance is not only flawless, but he is absolutely perfect for Twain books. I never knew Mark Twain, of course, but I have no doubt that he sounded exactly like Greenman. Thank you misters Twain and Greenman!

Splendid, inspired reading.

(5 Sterne)

Splendid, inspired reading of a great travel story. I listened to a lot of John Greenman's readings of Mark Twain, and they are all superb. It's a delight to listen to those books. Greatly recommended.

(5 Sterne)

Twain was a master! Love his travel books! 5 Stars to Mr. Greenman. Excellent reader! Makes you think it is Twain speaking.

Another of Twain's travelogues with plenty of political comment.

(5 Sterne)

Very well read. The reader certainly captures Twain's irony and wit..

(4,5 Sterne)

Another great read by John Greenman!!Makes me think I am listening to Twain himself.Exellent book!!!!

Following the Equator: A Journey Around the World

(5 Sterne)

Well read, fun listen - thanks!

With Mr. Greenman doing homage to Mr. Mark Twain, you can't miss

(5 Sterne)