Hunt discusses Twain’s relationship with the suffrage movement, a section from FOLLOWING THE EQUATOR, and MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY
On the past, present, & future of the Suez Canal.
The third episode of the inaugural season of The American Vandal features Susan K. Harris talking to Matt Seybold about following the equator and much more.
The talk is scheduled for Thursday, August 6 at 5:30pm EST
Mark Twain’s world lecture tour in the mid-1890s, which he recounts in Following the Equator, was generally unpleasant for him. Not only did the humiliating stigma of bankruptcy that prompted the voyage haunt him, but while circumventing the globe with his wife Olivia and daughter Clara, Twain frequently suffered illness and depression. In South Africa, for example, Livy noted that her husband “has not as much courage as I wish […]