: A Journey Around the World
*This book is Annotated (It contains a biography of the Author).*
Following the Equator (sometimes titled More Tramps Abroad) 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 $2.5 million in 2010) he undertook a tour of the British Empire in 1895, a route chosen to provide numerous opportunities for lectures in English.
About the Author Samuel Langhorne Clemens, prominently known by his penname Mark Twain, was a famous American author and humorist.