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The Gilded Age (Modern Library Classics)

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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:

The elders of the party were not long in discovering the fact, which almost all travelers to the west soon find out; that the water was poor. It must have been by a lucky premonition of this that they all had brandy flasks with which to qualify the water of the country; and it was no doubt from an uneasy feeling of the danger of being poisoned that they kept experimenting, mixing a little of the dangerous and changing fluid, as they passed along.

About the Author

Ron Powers is a Pulitzer Prize—winning journalist. His books include Tom and Huck Dont 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:
9780812973563
Introduction:
Powers, Ron
Publisher:
Modern Library
Introduction by:
Powers, Ron
Introduction:
Powers, Ron
Author:
Twain, Mark
Author:
Mark Twain and Charles Dudley Warner
Author:
Powers, Ron
Author:
Warner, Charles Dudley
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Legislators
Subject:
Businessmen
Subject:
Washington, d. c.
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
fiction;satire;literature;19th century;mark twain;american literature;american;gilded age;novel;politics;humor;classics;capitalism;classic literature;classic
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Modern Library Classics
Publication Date:
20060331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
40 BandW ILLUSTRATIONS
Pages:
528
Dimensions:
7.99 x 5.19 x 1.13 in 1 lb

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"Synopsis" by , The elders of the party were not long in discovering the fact, which almost all travelers to the west soon find out; that the water was poor. It must have been by a lucky premonition of this that they all had brandy flasks with which to qualify the water of the country; and it was no doubt from an uneasy feeling of the danger of being poisoned that they kept experimenting, mixing a little of the dangerous and changing fluid, as they passed along.
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