The Gilded Age: A Tale of To-Day (Paperback)

By Mark Twain, Louis J. Budd (Editor), Charles Dudley Warner (Joint Author)
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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 when crooked land speculators, ruthless bankers, and dishonest politicians voraciously took advantage of the nation's peacetime 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 which endures as a valuable social document and one of America's most important satirical novels.

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ISBN: 9780140439205
ISBN-10: 014043920X
Publisher: Penguin Books
Publication Date: September 2001
Pages: 475
Language: English