Trouble At Home: Mark Twain, the World, and Me

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August 6, 2020 • 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm


In 1896, Mark Twain hopped a boat, a camel, a train, a dog-cart, and a donkey to travel the world.

Susan Harris followed in his wake when she decided to use Twain’s book Following the Equator as inspiration for her travels to Australia, India, and South Africa, resulting in her book Mark Twain, the World, and Me: “Following the Equator,” Then and Now. Deftly blending history, biography, literary criticism, reportage, and travel memoir, Harris gives readers a unique take on one of America’s most widely studied writers. Structured as a series of interlocking essays written in the first person, this engaging volume draws on Twain’s insights into the histories and cultures of Australia, India, and South Africa and weaves them into timely reflections on the legacies of those countries today.

Join us virtually on Thursday, August 6, at 5:30 p.m. for the next installment of Trouble at Home, when
Susan Harris will discuss her travels, her book, and the Mark Twain Circle of America. She will be interviewed by the Mark Twain House’s Beatrice Fox Auerbach Director of Collections, Jodi DeBruyne.

This program is free to attend, though while registering for the event, we hope you’ll consider contributing what you’d call a fair ticket price. We thank you for your attendance whether you’re able to donate or not. CLICK HERE to register. 


The Trouble at Home and Trouble Begins at 5:30 series are made possible with the support of Connecticut Humanities. Connecticut Humanities, a nonprofit affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, supports cultural and historic organizations that tell the state’s stories, build community and enrich lives.


August 6, 2020
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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