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The Gilded Age

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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.

Synopsis:

Satirizes the materialism and corruption in Washington, D.C. in the post-Civil War era.

About the Author

Ron Powers is a Pulitzer Prize—winning journalist. His books include Tom and Huck Don’t 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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307432261
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Subject:
Fiction : General
Introduction:
Powers, Ron
Author:
Powers, Ron
Author:
Mark Twain and Charles Dudley Warner
Author:
Mark, Twain
Author:
Warner, Charles Dudley
Author:
Charles Dudley Warner
Author:
Ron Powers
Author:
Twain, Mark
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Legislators
Subject:
Businessmen
Subject:
Washington, d. c.
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20060314
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
485

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