The Gilded Age

A Tale of Today
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With The Gilded Age, Mark Twain not only began an illustrious literary career - he also coined a phrase to describe an era. 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, of national optimism, and of crooked land speculators, ruthless bankers, and dishonest politicians voraciously taking advantage of that new 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 that remains today not only a valuable social document but also one of America's most important satirical novels.
Authors: Twain, Mark, 1835-1910
Title: The Gilded Age
a tale of today
Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 2001
Characteristics: xxxvi, 475 p. ; 20 cm
Additional Contributors: Budd, Louis J.
Warner, Charles Dudley 1829-1900
ISBN: 014043920X
Branch Call Number: TWAIN M
PS1311 .B84 2001
Statement of Responsibility: Mark Twain and Charles Dudley Warner ; edited with an introduction by Louis J. Budd
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references
Subject Headings: Washington (D.C.) Fiction Legislators Fiction City and town life Fiction
Genre/Form: Satire
Political fiction
Topical Term: Legislators
City and town life
LCCN: 2001021514
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