The American Claimant

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Echo Library, 2010 - Fiction - 148 pages
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First published in 1892, this novel reintrouces a character who appeared in Twain's earlier work, The Gilded Age, co-written with Charles Dudley Warner.

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The book is hilarious and rather clever. It's a light read and I do recommend it. After reading Twain's 'The Guilded Age', this one felt almost therapeutic. Some of the same characters can be found ... Read full review

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Twain made the most out of his memorable character, Colonel Bariah Sellers, from The Gilded Age. Apparently a real Bariah Sellers turned up at some point, so when he resurrected the character for The ... Read full review

About the author (2010)

Mark Twain was born Samuel L. Clemens in Florida, Missouri on November 30, 1835. He worked as a printer for a time, and then became a steamboat pilot. He traveled in the West, writing humorous sketches for newspapers. In 1865, he wrote the short story, The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County, which was very well received. He then began a career as a humorous travel writer and lecturer, publishing The Innocents Abroad in 1869, Roughing It in 1872, and, co-authored with Charles Dudley Warner, Gilded Age in 1873. His best-known works are The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876), Mississippi Writing: Life on the Mississippi (1883), and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1884). He died of a heart attack on April 21, 1910.

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