The Gilded Age

The Gilded Age

A Tale of Today

Mark Twain - Author

Charles Dudley Warner - Author

Louis J. Budd - Introduction by

Louis J. Budd - Notes by

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ISBN 9780140439205 | 512 pages | 01 Sep 2001 | Penguin Classics | 5.07 x 7.79in | 18 - AND UP
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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.