The Gilded Age
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 AgeUser Review - Steven - Goodreads
I am a huge fan of those novels that satirize the American business man, and we have had a few masters of this genre within the last couple centuries--one of whom only recently passed away, Evan S ... Read full review
Review: The Gilded AgeUser Review - Judi - Goodreads
Sigh. I shall ever be smitten by Mark Twain. If I were to have a fantasy dinner party he would definately be a guest. (Along with Woody Allen) This book shattered any remaining illusions/delusions' I ... Read full review
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