The Gilded Age: A Tale Of Today

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---. The Gilded Age: A Tale of Today. American Publishing Company, 1873 Written by the team of Mark Twain and Charles Dudley Warner, The Gilded Age: A Tale of Today, was written to comically portray the political corruption in the United States after the Civil War. The plot consist a Tennessee family, with an adopted daughter of great beauty, trying to sell their 75,000 acres of land. The Adopted daughter moves to the Washington D.C. and becomes a lobbyist trying to persuade the government to purchase the family land. This novel is not one of twain’s most prevalent books, but it is the only work of his that he shared with another author(Wikipedia). ---. A Horse 's Tale. Harper and Brothers, 1907. According to Wikipedia, A Horse’s Tale is…show more content…
The Innocence Abroad. American Publishing Company, 1869. Also known as The New Pilgrims’ Progress, The Innocence Abroad is another of Mark Twain’s Travel books. It documents the author’s excursions on the the former USS Quaker City in 1867. Twain travels along the Mediterranean Sea with various side trips from the main exploration. The main event of the novel is the journey through the Holy Land. Twain’s purpose for writing this travel log is to express the what he saw and experienced in the foreign cultures he visited. The Innocence Abroad is one of the best-selling of Twain’s work while he was alive and was leading travel books of in history…show more content…
The last of his works, Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc, By the Sieur Louis de Conte was the last completed work of Twain. Originally published in Harper’s Magazine in three segments anonymously, it was soon discovered that Twain was the serious writer behind these installments, despite his comedic background. This novel is a fictional interpretation of the life of Joan of Arc as documented by Louis de Conte. when asked about his life’s work the author states “I like Joan of Arc best of all my books; and it is the best; I know it perfectly well. And besides, it furnished me seven times the pleasure afforded me by any of the others; twelve years of preparation, and two years of writing. The others needed no preparation and got
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