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The gilded age a tale of today by Mark Twain

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Published by Meridian in New York .
Written in English



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  • Political corruption -- Fiction,
  • Legislators -- Fiction,
  • Speculation -- Fiction,
  • Businessmen -- Fiction,
  • Washington (D.C.) -- Fiction

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Edition Notes

StatementMark Twain & Charles Dudley Warner ; with an introduction by Marvin Felheim.
ContributionsWarner, Charles Dudley, 1829-1900.
LC ClassificationsPS1311 .A1 1994
The Physical Object
Pagination456 p. :
Number of Pages456
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL412109M
ISBN 100452009995
LC Control Number98114228

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