The Gilded Age

The Gilded Age

A Tale of To-Day

eBook - 1873
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<p>When writers and neighbors Mark Twain and Charles Dudley Warner decided to collaborate on a novel, they wound up coining one of the choice phrases of the latter 19th century: the "Gilded Age." Taken from Shakespeare's play&nbsp;<em>King John</em>, the phrase came to symbolize the gaudy, cheap and excessive nature of the post-Civil War years. In the novel,&nbsp;a rural Tennessee family repeatedly tries to grow rich in the new post-Civil War business climate. The book is rife with the speculators, hucksters and nouveau riche&nbsp;who came to characterize the era.</p>
Publisher: Hartford : American Publishing Company, 1873
Characteristics: 1 online resource (599 p.)
Additional Contributors: Warner, Charles Dudley - Author


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