The Gilded Age (Google eBook)

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Random House Publishing Group, Dec 18, 2007 - Fiction - 528 pages
19 Reviews
Introduction by Ron Powers
Includes Newly Commissioned Endnotes

Arguably the first major American novel to satirize the political milieu of Washington, D.C. and the wild speculation schemes that exploded across the nation in the years that followed the Civil War, The Gilded Age gave this remarkable era its name. Co-written by Mark Twain and Charles Dudley Warner, this rollicking novel is rife with unscrupulous politicians, colorful plutocrats, and blindly optimistic speculators caught up in a frenzy of romance, murder, and surefire deals gone bust. First published in 1873 and filled with unforgettable characters such as the vainglorious Colonel Sellers and the ruthless Senator Dilsworthy, The Gilded Age is a hilarious and instructive lesson in American history.


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Review: The Gilded Age

User Review  - Rose - Goodreads

Finally read this. Especially interesting as Mark Twain had a co-writer. Lots of funny bits, but very sad as a whole. A valuable look at the corruption of the original Gilded Age to which parallels to our current times may easily be drawn. This edition included many of the original illustrations. Read full review

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User Review  - Andrew O - Goodreads

This is 2.5 stars only the first bit is written by Twain and it is by far the best part. The rest is a bit funny and takes up issues with government that we still have to this day. However I still found it to be a bit on the uninteresting side of the dial. Read full review

Contents

1 Philip and Harry at the BoltonsPhilip Seriously
2
Trouble and Darkness in the Hawkins Family
4
Philip Sterling and Henry BrierlyArrangements
8
Colonel Sellers at HomcHis Wonderful Clock
50
Colonel Sellers Makes Known His Magnificent
56
Death of_udge Hawkins
64
Laura Hawkins Discovers a Mystery in Her Patentage
70
1 A Dinner with Col SelcrsWondcrful Effects
78
The BoltonsRuth at HomeVisitors
286
Harry Brierly Becomes Entirely infatuated with
291
Progress of the Bill in the House 3
320
Laura in the Tombs and Her Visitors
346
The Coal Vein Found and Lost AgainPhilip and
360
How Senator Dilworthy Advanced Washingtons
381
The Trial ContinuedEvidence of Harry Brierly
399
7 The Momentous DayStartling NewsDiIworthy
414

CHAPTER 5 Col Sellers Enlightens Washington Hawkins on
90
CHAPTER I5 Visitors of the BoltonsMr Bigler Sees
105
3 Harry at Washington Lobbying for an Appropriation
166
Reception Day in WashingtonLaura Again Meets
274
CHAPTER 6 Col Sellers and Washington Hawkins Review
447
Philip Leaves Ilium to See RuthRuth
464
Norms I67
486
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About the author (2007)

Ron Powers is a Pulitzer Prizeówinning journalist. His books include Tom and Huck Donít Live Here Anymore: Childhood and Murder in the Heart of America and Mark Twain: A Life. He co-wrote, with James Bradley, the #1 New York Times bestseller Flags of Our Fathers: Heroes of Iwo Jima.


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