The Gilded Age: A Tale of To-day, Volume 2

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Harper, 1915
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Review: The Gilded Age

User Review  - Christiane - Goodreads

In this book Mark Twain and Charles Dudley Warner heap scathing criticism on the US congress, the justice system , the press and society in general.. It's a tale of greed, corruption, influence ... Read full review

Review: The Gilded Age

User Review  - Kurt Lewis - Goodreads

I finished a story that could have been written about the early 21st century with respect to the interaction between big corporations and government, greed, trials, legislation, corruption and human ... Read full review

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Page 356 - Others may prefer to read^w/, "to cheat." As philological criticism would have been out of place in the " Gilded Age," and as the passage is a familiar one, it seemed best to omit the questionable group — leaving it to the reader to fill the blank as in his better judgment he might determine. ] Italian, from the Jerusalem Delivered, c. iv., st. 78: "All arts the enchantress practised to beguile Some new admirer in her well-spread snare; Nor used with all, nor always, the same wile, But shaped to...
Page 336 - He could not afford to run in debt, and therefore he gave the' men their discharge. They came into his cabin presently, where he sat with his elbows on his knees and his chin in his hands, the picture of discouragement, and their spokesman said : *' Mr. Sterling, when Tim was down a week with his fall you kept him on half wages, and it was a mighty help to his family ; whenever any of us wai h...
Page 228 - With faire discourse the evening so they pas : For that olde man of pleasing wordes had store, And well could file his tongue as smooth as glas, He told of Saintes and Popes, and evermore He strowd an Ave-Mary after and before.
Page 234 - He appeared in church; he took a leading part in prayer-meetings; he met and encouraged the temperance societies; he graced the sewing-circles of the ladies with his presence, and even took a needle now and then and made a stitch or two upon a calico shirt for some poor Bibleless pagan of the South Seas, and this act enchanted the ladies, who regarded the garments thus honored as in a manner sanctified.
Page 247 - ... with a hammer, with a screw-driver, with a nail, and with all other weapons and utensils whatsoever, at the Southern hotel and in all other hotels and places wheresoever, on the thirteenth day of March and all other days of the Christian era whensoever. Laura stood while the long indictment was read, and at the end, in response to the inquiry of the judge, she said in a clear, low voice, "Not guilty.
Page 238 - ... children of the noble and virtuous men who have made me what I am ! My soul is lost in wonder at the thought ! And I humbly thank Him to whom we are but as worms of the dust, that He has been pleased to call me to serve such men ! Earth has no higher, no grander position for me. Let kings and emperors keep their tinsel crowns, I want them not; my heart is here ! "Again I thought, Is this a theater? No. Is it a concert or a gilded opera? No. Is it some other vain, brilliant, beautiful temple of...
Page 291 - It was only when she was within this vast and grim abode of madness that she realized the horror of her situation. It was only when she was received by the kind physician and read pity in his eyes, and saw his look of hopeless incredulity when she attempted to tell him that she was not insane; it was only when she passed through the ward to which she was consigned and saw the horrible creatures, the victims of a double calamity, whose dreadful faces she was hereafter to see daily, and was locked...
Page 108 - Sub. Would I were hang'd then! I'll conform myself. Dol. Will you, sir? do so then, and quickly: swear. Sub. What should I swear? Dol. To leave your faction, sir, And labour kindly in the common work.
Page 141 - I've told Boutwell so. Talk about basing the currency on gold; you might as well base it on pork. Gold is only one product. Base it on everything ! You've got to do something for the West. How am I to move my crops ? We must have improvements. Grant's got the idea. We want a canal from the James River to the MississippL Government ought to build it.
Page 16 - Condolence." It is very necessary to get the corners right, else one may unintentionally condole with a friend on a wedding or congratulate her upon a funeral. If either lady is about to leave the city, she goes to the other's house and leaves her card with "PPC" engraved under the name — which signifies, 'Tay Parting Call.

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