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The Gilded Age: A Tale Of Today

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Twain, Mark. The Gilded Age: A Tale of Today. Sun-Times Media Group, 1873. The Gilded Age: A Tale of Today is about the United States’ struggle post civil war. This novel is the only book that Mark Twain wrote with a collaborator. The collaborator, Charles D. Warner, and Mark Twain were at dinner with their wives when the women challenged them to a writing competition. The two realized the book they wrote went together well and began the process of publication. The talented authors depict a poor family living in rural Tennessee who fail at selling their deceased patriarch’s unimproved land. As a result, the step-daughter, Laura, moves to Washington D.C. becoming a lobbyist to convince Congressmen to force the
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Although Huckleberry and Tom are still friends in this novel, Sawyer is only mentioned a few times throughout the entire story. This novel is crammed packed of Huck’s adventures including sneaking out of the house and faking his own death. Huckleberry Finn’s story is equivalent to Tom Sawyer in Twain’s popularity from the novels. Huck is considered an American icon as many children read this novel as a result of enjoying Adventures of Tom Sawyer. As the two novels go together, this novel contains much more humor and excitement than the first. In fact, Twain used some pages taken from Adventures of Tom Sawyer in order to complete his improved story of Huck Finn. The controversial novel gained an increase in popularity through the making of a movie and animated television shorts (Wikipedia…show more content…
This character named Hank Morgan becomes King Arthur’s prime minister with the reputation of a miracle performer. He helps many in this position including shaping the future by his past actions. In the present, Morgan is slowly passing away while dreaming of the people he met in the past and his accomplishments be made in order to shape the present world. Twain’s work in this novel is greatly recognized as it was produced as a movie in 1949 (Shmoop Editorial
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