On A New Episode of The American Vandal, Susan K. Harris Discusses Her New Book on Mark Twain’s World Tour & Much More

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.

Dreaming India The Marvelous & Mark Twain’s Mysterious Stranger

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 […]