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The Gilded Age: A Tale of Today By Mark Twain

The Gilded Age: A Tale of Today

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First published in 1873, this work is both a satire and a portrait of post-Civil War America - an age of corruption when crooked land speculators, ruthless bankers, and dishonest politicians voraciously took advantage of the nation's peace-time optimism.
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The Gilded Age: A Tale of Today by Mark Twain

First published in 1873, The Gilded Age is both a biting satire and a revealing portrait of post-Civil War America - an age of corruption when crooked land speculators, ruthless bankers, and dishonest politicians voraciously took advantage of the nation's peace-time optimism. With his characteristic wit and perception, Mark Twain and his collaborator, Charles Dudley Warner, attack the greed, lust, and naivete of their own time in a work which endures as a valuable social document and one of America's most important satirical novels.

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About Mark Twain


Mark Twain (1835-1910), satirist, novelist and keen observer of the American scene, is one of America's best-loved writers. Charles Dudley Warner (1829-1900) was the author of many essays, including the collection My Summer Garden (1871). Louis J Budd is James B. Duke Professor of English (emeritus) at Duke University and founding president of the Mark Twain Circle of America. He has written several studies of Mark Twain and American literature.

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GOR010735132
The Gilded Age: A Tale of Today by Mark Twain
Mark Twain
Used - Well Read
Paperback
Penguin Books Ltd
2001-11-22
512
014043920X
9780140439205
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