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Following the Equator: A Journey Around the World Revised ed. Edition
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I credit Jimmy Buffett with pointing me to this book through a reference on a CD although I don't share the opinion that Buffett's book is in the same league. As cited earlier, you can open this book anywhere, just read a chapter and it makes sense. My copy has no bookmark in it. We just hop around. Twain takes us places we've never been. Great book.
Twain benefits from writing when generalizations about groups weren't frowned upon; they were expected. We can't really learn about a country as lage as India without generalizations. Such generalizations could never be made today for fear of offending some group. That said, if a racist is someone who beleives in the superiority of one race over another, Twain qualifies, as do almost all of his contemporaries. But let's not apply today's standards to 19th century authors and let's not that ruin an enjoyable literary journey.
The Digireads version appears to be published with economy foremost in mind. Chapters begin and end mid-page, the font is tiny and the margins are even smaller. Otherwise this book would deserve 5 stars.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Never read a more interesting book. The detail set a scene in your mind. I would recommend this book to anyone willing to take a moment with the past.Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
All of Mark Twain writing is great. I love is nonfiction because it seems like he talking just to me. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Peggy Hartman
Gives the reader an excellent world history lesson along with Twain's personal "travelogue" around the world! Read morePublished 3 months ago by Janice Colby
I actually have a paperback copy but wanted a Kindle edition to take with me when waiting for car repairs, visits to Dr's offices or waiting for kids. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Walter Feegis
Almost a 4 but was repetitious here and there- and some parts went on a bit too long, Overall, very good.Published 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
A great and funny read, I always enjoy and even laugh out loud sometimes at Mark Twain's dry sense of humor. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Woody
This was an interesting and enlightening look at the world through the eyes of the late 19th century. Twain is entertaining and informative. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Amazon Customer