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The gilded age and later novels, Mark Twain

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The gilded age and later novels
Title
The gilded age and later novels
Statement of responsibility
Mark Twain
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand," Mark Twain once wrote. In this sixth volume in The Library of America's authoritative collection of his writings-the final volume of his fiction-America's greatest humorist emerges in a surprising range of roles: as the savvy satirist of The Gilded Age, the brilliant plotter of its inventive sequel, The American Claimant, and, in two Tom Sawyer novels, as the acknowledged master revisiting his best-loved characters. Also in this volume is the authoritative version of Twain's haunting last novel, No. 44, The Mysterious Stranger, left unpublished when he died. The Gilded Age (1873), a collaboration with Hartford neighbor Charles Dudley Warner, sends up an age when vast fortunes piled up amid thriving corruption and a city Twain knew well, Washington, D.C., full of would-be power brokers and humbug. The novel also gives us one of Twain's most enduring characters, Colonel Sellers, who returns in The American Claimant (1892), an encore performance that moves beyond the worldly satire of its predecessor into realms of sheer inventive mayhem. Tom Sawyer Abroad (1894) and Tom Sawyer, Detective (1896) extend the adventures of Huck and Tom. No. 44, The Mysterious Stranger (1908), an astonishing psychic adventure set in the gothic gloom of a medieval Austrian village, offers a powerful and uncanny exploration of the powers of the human mind. --Amazon
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1835-1910
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Twain, Mark
Dewey number
813/.4
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS1302
LC item number
2002
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
The library of America
Series volume
130
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Political corruption
  • Washington (D.C.)
  • Legislators
  • Speculation
  • Businessmen
Target audience
adult
Label
The gilded age and later novels, Mark Twain
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Publication
Distribution
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 1030-1031)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The gilded age -- The American claimant -- Tom Sawyer abroad -- Tom Sawyer, detective -- No. 44, the mysterious stranger
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
1053 pages
Isbn
9781931082105
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2001038053
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
47045029
Label
The gilded age and later novels, Mark Twain
Publication
Distribution
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 1030-1031)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The gilded age -- The American claimant -- Tom Sawyer abroad -- Tom Sawyer, detective -- No. 44, the mysterious stranger
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
1053 pages
Isbn
9781931082105
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2001038053
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
47045029

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